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

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A wooden grain elevator at Rorketon, on the CNR Ste. Rose Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Lakeshore, was built in 1924 by United Grain Growers. The company cited increasing costs of operation and impending abandonment of the rail line from Ste. Rose du Lac when it closed the elevator in August 1980. It was later demolished and no vestige remains at the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1924-1925

F. G. Abbott

1925-1930

F. G. Fairwell

1930-1932

Les Adams

1932-1936

Elevator closed

1936-1937

M. Todd

1937-1946

J. H. Spiers

1946-1952

Jack Galloway

1952-1955

Roy McCann

1955-1956

Wally Chittick

1956-1966

Peter Kokura

1966-1972

Peter Onufriechuk

1972-1977

James Carruthers

1977-1980

A. C. Pizunski

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rorketon

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rorketon (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rorketon

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rorketon (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 Rorketon

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

United Grain Growers grain elevator in background with CNR station in foreground, at Rorketon

United Grain Growers grain elevator in background with CNR station in foreground, at Rorketon (circa 1973) by Henry Smadella
Source: Kid Remington

Site Location (lat/long): N51.38872, W99.59148
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Opening the Door: The Past Comes Alive, Rural Municipality of Lawrence by Lawrence Municipality History Committee, 1997, page 246.

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

We thank Kid Remington for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2019

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