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

At one time, there were five grain elevators at Roland, on the CNR Miami Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Roland. One belonging to United Grain Growers was built in 1938 replacing an earlier elevator destroyed by fire on 8 January 1938. A crib annex was built beside it in 1941. It was the last elevator in town when it was closed in August 2000 and demolished in July 2001. A commemorative sign stands nearby.

United Grain Growers grain elevator with crib and balloon annexes at Roland

United Grain Growers grain elevator with crib and balloon annexes at Roland (1963)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Roland

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

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Roland

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Roland (1997)
Source: George Penner

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Roland

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Roland (1999)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Commemorative plaque for the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Roland, with the 4H Museum in the background

Commemorative plaque for the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Roland, with the 4H Museum in the background (June 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.36884, W97.94310
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Station (Roland, RM of Roland)

Sources:

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

We thank Jack McKinnon and George Penner for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2020

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