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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cargill Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A / Private Grain Elevator (Solsgirth, Municipality of Prairie View)

A wooden grain elevator at Solsgirth, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in the Municipality of Prairie View, was built in 1961 by National Grain. Sold to Cargill Grain in 1975, the elevator and its two annexes were destroyed by fire on 16 December 1981, shortly after undergoing an extensive renovation. It was replaced by a new composite-style elevator constructed in mid-1982. Traded to Manitoba Pool Elevators in June 1995, it was closed by Agricore United in 2002. The elevator is now used for private grain storage.

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Solsgirth

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Solsgirth (1990s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Construction of the Cargill grain elevator at Solsgirth

Construction of the Cargill grain elevator at Solsgirth (July 1982)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Solsgirth

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Solsgirth (March 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Solsgirth

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Solsgirth (August 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Solsgirth

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Solsgirth (August 2019)
Source: Steve Boyko

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Solsgirth

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.48990, W100.91441
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Solsgirth, Municipality of Prairie View)

Sources:

“Never any hope of saving elevator,” Brandon Sun, 17 December 1981, page 2.

“Cargill elevator at Solsgirth destroyed by fire,” Birtle Eye Witness, 22 December 1981, page 2.

We thank Steve Boyko and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2020

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