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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Poplar Point, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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A wooden grain elevator at Poplar Point, on the CPR Carberry Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, was built in 1951 by Manitoba Pool Elevators, replacing an earlier elevator bought from Reliance Grain in 1948. An annex was built beside it in 1969. Despite being on the CPR main line, the facility was closed in December 1990. It needed costly repairs and was too close to a high-throughput concrete elevator twice its size built at Tucker, east of Portage la Prairie, in 1986. It were later demolished.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1947-1983

Tom P. Howie

1983-1985

Brian W. Mauthe

1985-1987

Wesley Burtle

1987-1988

Don Hunt

1988-1989

Tom Messinbird

1989-1990

Donald A. Bahuaud

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Poplar Point

Aerial view of Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Poplar Point (1980s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Poplar Point

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Poplar Point (no date)
Source: Julie Harris

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.06271, W97.97599
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

“Three towns to lose Pool grain elevators” by Bill Redekop, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1990, page 2.

We thank Julie Harris for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2020

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