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

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A 55,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Portage la Prairie, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision, was built in 1938 by McCabe Grain. A crib annex built beside it in 1951 increased its capacity to 130,000 bushels. By 1968, it held 158,800 bushels. Sold to United Grain Growers in March 1968, it was closed around 1994 and later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1938-1968

?

1968-1973

Harold Graham

1973-1980

Glenn J. Wright

1980-1984

James L. “Jim” Vassart

1984-1985

William J. “Bill” Nichols

1985-1994

?

Photos & Coordinates

McCabe grain elevator at Portage la Prairie at left with Manitoba Pool B in centre, and Manitoba Pool A and United Grain Growers 1 at right

McCabe grain elevator at Portage la Prairie at left with Manitoba Pool B in centre, and Manitoba Pool A and United Grain Growers 1 at right (1963)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator 2 at Portage la Prairie

United Grain Growers grain elevator 2 at Portage la Prairie (1969)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator 2 at Portage la Prairie

United Grain Growers grain elevator 2 at Portage la Prairie (1969)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator 2 at Portage la Prairie

United Grain Growers grain elevator 2 at Portage la Prairie (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97727, W98.29197
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: Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (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)

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2020

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