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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Portage la Prairie)

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A wooden grain elevator and feed mill at Portage la Prairie, on the CPR Carberry Subdivision, was built in 1941 by Reliance Grain. Destroyed by fire in 1948, it was rebuilt the following year. A new crib annex in 1958 increased its total capacity to 130,000 bushels. Extensive renovations were carried out in 1971. Closed around 1983, it was destroyed by fire sometime between 1984 and 1985, and not rebuilt.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1947-1964

R. M. Park

1964-1967

C. W. Harvey

1967-1977

Gerry W. Masson

1977-1983

Victor H. Penner

Photos & Coordinates

Former Reliance grain elevator at Portage la Prairie

Former Reliance grain elevator at Portage la Prairie (January 1947)
Source: Ed Brecknell

Former Reliance grain elevator at Portage la Prairie

Former Reliance grain elevator at Portage la Prairie (January 1947)
Source: Ed Brecknell

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator B at Portage la Prairie

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator B at Portage la Prairie (1950s)
Source: Cooperator Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97797, W98.28976
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator C (Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 1 (Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCabe Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 2 (Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

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

We thank Ed Brecknell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2020

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