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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Riverton, Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

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A wooden grain elevator at Riverton, on the CPR Winnipeg Beach Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton, was built in 1949 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. A nearby Federal Grain elevator, purchased in 1971, was moved beside it and converted into an annex. After use of the railway from Gimli ended in 1988, the facility was operated as an off-track facility. Finally closed in December 1990, the structure was demolished.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Clarence Walter Haralson (1907-1962)


George Hudson Reid (1907-1998)


Earl W. Hyde


Laurence Wesley Abrey (1912-1999)


C. Garnet “Mickey” Lowry (1919-1984)


Roy C. Ellingson


Lynn Ernest Madsen


Dean A. Couvier


Wayne A. Smith


Donald G. Kostesky


James R. Borgford


Scott Matthews


George Thevenot


Gunlaugor “Laugi” Johnson

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator with former Federal Grain elevator being moved beside it

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator with former Federal Grain elevator being moved beside it (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Riverton

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Riverton (June 1977)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N51.00077, W96.99853
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Searle Grain Elevator / Federal Grain Elevator (Riverton, Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)


Obituary [C. Garnet Lowry], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 February 1984, page 74.

“Loss of elevator and rail line means end of an era,” Selkirk Journal, 6 November 1990, page 15.

Obituary [George Hudson Reid], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1998, page 50.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Glenn Dickson, and George Penner.

Page revised: 11 October 2018

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