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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Sanford, RM of Macdonald)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Sanford, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald, was formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators. Built in 1949, the elevator and crib annex replaced one destroyed by fire on 22 September 1948. The facility was closed in April 1996 and sold into private ownership. By 2014, conspicuous deterioration of its wooden annex had occurred but the extent of the damage was concealed by new metal cladding. Demolition of the elevator occurred between January and February 2019.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1932

Jack H. Hunter

1932-1940

William Percival “Percy” Waters (c1906-1953)

1940-1941

John Wilson “Jack” Hyslop (1901-?)

1941-1948

Robert Howard Preston (1889-1969)

1948-1951

Archibald Welling “Archie” Galbraith (1914-1993)

1952-1986

Alvin Leslie “Toad” Miller (1921-2006)

1986-1991

Bill Johnston

1992

Darryl Godard

1992-1994

Dennis Hague

1995

Van Huebner

1996

Ed Baldwin

1997-1998

Allen Wilson

Photos & Coordinates

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Sanford

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Sanford (August 1999)
Source: Mike Lisowski

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Sanford

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

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Sanford

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sanford (September 2014)
Source: Glen Schattner

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Sanford

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sanford (July 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Sanford

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sanford (July 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Annex of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sanford after demolition

Annex of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sanford after demolition (January 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sanford during demolition

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sanford during demolition (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.68122, W97.44822
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“City accountant, W. P. Waters dies at 46 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 1953, page 24.

Sanford-Ferndale 1871-1987 by Sanford-Ferndale History Committee, 1989, pages 134-136.

Death registration [Archibald Welling Galbraith], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

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

We thank Glen Schattner, Mike Lisowski, and Jean McManus for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2020

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