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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Smart Siding, RM of Elton)

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A wooden grain elevator at Smart Siding (named for railway official Valentine I. Smart), on the CNR Cabot Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Elton, was constructed as the “B” elevator at Forrest in 1928. It was moved to this site in August 1964 by Manitoba Pool Elevators, replacing a National Grain elevator that had been destroyed by fire on 19 July 1962. It had a six-car spot and a crib annex was constructed beside it in 1968. Closed in December 2000, the elevator and annex were demolished in 2002.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1964-1969

Jack A. Anderson

1969-1970

Richard L. Negrych

1970-1979

Harold E. Brown

1979-1982

Lloyd Henry Hackman (1922-1991)

1982-2000

James “Jim” Robertson

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smart Siding

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smart Siding (1991)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smart Siding

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smart Siding (no date)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smart Siding

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smart Siding being demolished, after removal of its annex and driveshed (2002)
Source: Jim Robertson

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smart Siding

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smart Siding being demolished (2002)
Source: Jim Robertson

Site Location (lat/long): N50.00106, W100.05274
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Valentine Irving Smart (1874-1940)

Sources:

Obituary [Lloyd Henry Hackman], Russell Banner, 16 April 1991, page 9.

“Hamlet loses its elevator,” Brandon Sun, 1 December 2000, page 1.

“45 years ago, July 19, 1962,” Rivers Banner, 20 July 2007, page 5.

“45 years ago, Aug. 13, 1964,” Rivers Banner, 14 August 2009, page 3.

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

We thank Shelagh Poolie (Viterra Inc.) and Jim Robertson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 February 2017

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