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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tone Grain Silo (RM of DeSalaberry)

Around 1981, this grain silo in the Rural Municipality of DeSalaberry was featured in a Manitoba Co-operator series on rural buildings. The original caption for the photograph is given below.

This wooden grain silo north of St. Pierre has outlasted the main farm buildings. Small wonder. Built of solid five-inch squared timbers, every one of the 81 layers was nailed to the preceding timbers, and long corner bolts used to anchor the eight corners. Most silos had additional wooden walls built inside the main timbers, some of which were lined or coated with moisture-resistant materials.

The silo collapsed during strong winds around Easter 2014.

Tone Grain Silo

Tone Grain Silo (circa 1981)
Source: Bob Hainstock

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.45890, W97.00673
denoted by symbol on the map above


We thank Ron and Madeleine Tone for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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