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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Smith Spur, RM of Morris)

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A wooden grain elevator at Smith Spur (probably named for grain executive Sidney T. Smith), on the CNR Miami Subdivision east of Lowe Farm in the Rural Municipality of Morris, was built in 1943 and operated by the Reliance Grain Company until 1948, when it was sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators. A crib annex was built beside it in 1967. Closed in 1987, the annex was moved to Morris in 1989.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1943-1948

?

1948-1960

G. A. Poersch

1960-1984

David J. Friesen (1919-?)

1984-1987

?

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smith's Spur

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Smith’s Spur (no date)
Source: Julie Harris

Site Location (lat/long): N49.35424, W97.50230
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Roland East topographic map, 62H/5 East, Edition 1 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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

Reflections of Lowe Farm, 1899-1999 by the Lowe Farm History Book Committee, 1999, page 92.

We thank Julie Harris for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2017

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