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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Petrel Junction, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

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A composite-style wooden grain elevator at the siding of Petrel Junction, on the CNR Rivers Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford, was built in 1975 by United Grain Growers to replace older elevators at Fairview and Wellwood. On 19 April 1990, it was destroyed by fire caused by an overheated bearing at the top of the elevator.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1975-1976

Ewart Charles “Hughie” Rankmore (1912-1985)

1976-1978

Frank Toews

1978-1990

Ellery Lawrence Hammond (1938-2019)

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Petrel Junction

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Petrel Junction (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Petrel Junction

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Petrel Junction (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Petrel Junction

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Petrel Junction (April 1990) by Harold Tolton
Source: Eleanor Burch

Site Location (lat/long): N49.98138, W99.36551
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Fairview, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Sources:

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Obituary [Ellery Lawrence Hammond], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 2019.

We thank Harold Tolton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Eleanor Burch and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 December 2019

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