In July 1972, a wooden grain elevator at this site in Rounthwaite, on the CNR Wawanesa Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa, was destroyed by fire. It had been purchased from Federal Grain, shortly before the fire, by Manitoba Pool Elevators and was to have been repainted in the new corporate colours a few days later. A new elevator was constructed on the same spot between 1974 and 1975 and designated as Manitoba Pool B. When the railway line was abandoned in December 1983, the elevator was closed and moved to Nesbitt.
Federal Grain elevator at Rounthwaite on fire (July 1972)
Source: Carole Smith
Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Rounthwaite, with the A in the foreground and the newly constructed B in the background (October 1978) by Lawrence Stuckey
Source: Stuckey Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.9.63
Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Rounthwaite, with the B in the foreground and A in the background (1983)
Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)
The Manitoba Pool B at Rounthwaite prior to the move to Nesbitt (1983)
Source: Carole Smith
The Manitoba Pool B from Rounthwaite on its way to Nesbitt (1983)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)
Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator B after its move to Nesbitt (July 2001)
Source: Mike Lisowski
Site Location (lat/long): N49.66987, W99.79526
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Rounthwaite, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Nesbitt, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba
“Grain elevator burns,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1972, page 29.
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
We thank Mike Lisowski for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Carole Smith.
Page revised: 27 December 2020
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