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Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Cie Parent Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Ste. Agathe, RM of Ritchot)

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A wooden grain elevator at Ste. Agathe, on the CNR Emerson Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot, was built around 1938 by La Cie Parent. Purchased by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1945, its capacity was increased with crib annexes built in 1956 and 1962. Elevator and annexes were destroyed by fire on 29 September 1962 and rebuilt as a composite-style elevator later that year. Fully renovated in 1984, with an additional crib annex moved from Silver Plains, the facility operated until 2002 when it was closed by Agricore United and demolished in 2010.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Arthur “Art” Peloquin (1898-1973)


Edmond “Ed” Lemoine (1921-1964)


Arthur “Art” Peloquin (1898-1973)


Oscar Rochon (1911-1971)


J. K. Wilson


Maurice J. Cote


Garnet L. Lee




George Thevenot



Photos & Coordinates

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Ste. Agathe

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Ste. Agathe (May 2009)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Ste. Agathe

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Ste. Agathe (May 2009)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.57084, W97.19874
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Elevator destroyed in Ste. Agathe fire,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 October 1962, page 23.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 28 September 2019

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