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

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A 150,000-bushel composite-style wooden grain elevator at Portage la Prairie, on the CPR Carberry Subdivision, was built in 1961 by United Grain Growers. It opened officially on 3 February 1962. It was closed in 2001 and later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1962-1963

Murray McLean

1963-1985

Harold F. Cook

1985-2001

Roy Freeman

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Portage la Prairie

United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Portage la Prairie (1963)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Portage la Prairie

United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Portage la Prairie (1963)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Portage la Prairie

United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 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 1 at Portage la Prairie

United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 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): N49.97808, W98.29748
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: McCabe Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 2 (Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

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

We thank Richard Mazurat for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2022

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