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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

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A wooden grain elevator northwest of Virden, on the CPR Rocanville Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, was built between 1977 and 1978 by Manitoba Pool Elevators, replacing a smaller elevator in town. The 110,000-bushel facility was one of the first modern “high-throughput” composite designs, featuring twin metal legs, a digital scale, and exposed spouts on top. Dubbed “Virden Hargrave” for the area it would serve, the elevator was barely 24 years old when it was closed by Agricore United in February 2002, then used for private grain storage until around 2013.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

Before 1978

See Virden Elevator

1978-1979

?

1979-?

Evan A. “Corky” Clark

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool Elevator at Virden

Manitoba Pool Elevator at Virden (1978)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former Manitoba Pool Elevator at Virden

The former Manitoba Pool Elevator at Virden (2005)
Source: Bernie Freeman

The former Manitoba Pool Elevator at Virden

The former Manitoba Pool Elevator at Virden (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87467, W100.94508
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Fifth Avenue South, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Fifth Avenue South, Virden)

Sources:

“Pool opens elevator,” Brandon Sun, 8 July 1978, page 1.

“Elevator closure alarms town,” Brandon Sun, 19 February 2002, page 1.

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

Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Glenn Dickson, and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 11 June 2019

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