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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Reston, RM of Pipestone)

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In 1912, the Manitoba Grain Commission leased three grain elevators that it had purchased at Reston, on the CPR Arcola Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, to the Grain Growers Grain Company, predecessor to United Grain Growers. UGG bought one of them in 1926, acquiring a second elevator at Reston in 1943 from McCabe Grain, which had bought it from Lake of the Woods Milling. The second elevator was demolished in 1947.

UGG supplemented its elevator with a new one, opened officially at a ceremony on 10 August 1959 attended by President John Edward Brownlee. The elevators were demolished around 2001.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1913-1951

John David Bulloch (1886-1979)

1951-1953

W. E. Pierce

1953-1955

Oliver Wilfred Chester (1919-2004)

1955-1971

Wilbert Simpson Thompson (1906-1981)

1971-1984

Robert J. “Bob” Turnbull

1984-2001

?

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Reston

Former United Grain Growers grain elevators at Reston (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Reston

Former United Grain Growers grain elevators at Reston (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Reston

Former United Grain Growers grain elevators at Reston (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Reston

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

Grain elevators at Reston

Grain elevators at Reston (July 1997)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.55528, W101.09374
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Reston, RM of Pipestone)

Sources:

Obituary [Wilbert Simpson Thompson], Brandon Sun, 13 November 1981, page 18.

United Grain Growers Fonds, Box 60, MSS 76, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

We thank Bill Busby and George Penner for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 December 2020

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