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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Rossburn, Municipality of Rossburn)

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A wooden grain elevator at Rossburn, on the CNR Rossburn Subdivision in the Municipality of Rossburn, was built in mid-1963 to replace an elevator destroyed by fire in March 1963 which in turn replaced an elevator destroyed by fire in December 1952. Three steel bins beside it were added in the 1960s although the one nearest the elevator burst open in November 1967, spilling grain on the ground and railway track. The two larger steel bins on the other side were newer, added in 1987 when the elevator underwent a full renovation. The facility closed in 1996 when the railway line was closed but it remained in use for private grain storage at the time of a 2017 site visit, although the older three bins had been removed.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1929

Gordon Alexander Greenaway (1898-1983)

1929-1932

C. Wood

1932-1944

William Russell Kendrick (1894-1944)

1944

J. W. Meredith

1944-1951

A. D. McIntyre

1951-1964

E. R. “Ted” Stewart

1964-1986

Bert E. Frieze

1986-1992

Kyle Trembath

1992-1996

Brian Palaniuk

Photos & Coordinates

Newly constructed Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Rossburn

Newly constructed Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Rossburn (1953) by Earl Gordon Johnston
Source: Shelley Johnston-Frith

Manitoba Pool and National grain elevators at Rossburn

Manitoba Pool and National grain elevators at Rossburn (1960s)
Source: Cooperator Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool and National grain elevators at Rossburn

Manitoba Pool and National grain elevators at Rossburn (1960s)
Source: Cooperator Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool and Cargill grain elevators at Rossburn

Manitoba Pool and Cargill grain elevators at Rossburn (September 1985)
Source: Stuckey Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.3.CNR[254]

Manitoba Pool and Cargill grain elevators at Rossburn

Manitoba Pool and Cargill grain elevators at Rossburn (October 1991)
Source: Everitt Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, JCE-1921

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Rossburn

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Rossburn (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Rossburn

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Rossburn (May 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Rossburn

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Rossburn (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.67070, W100.81469
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: British American Grain Elevator / National Grain Elevator / Cargill Grain Elevator (Rossburn, Municipality of Rossburn)

Sources:

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Jean McManus, George Penner, and Shelley Johnston-Frith for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2022

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