Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Woodnorth, RM of Pipestone)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Woodnorth, on the CNR Cromer Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1960 to replace an existing elevator at the site, built by United Grain Growers in 1915 and sold in 1928, which was then converted into an annex. The total capacity of the two elevators was 56,200 bushels. Closed in September 1981, the newer elevator was moved to Cromer two months later. The older elevator was demolished in February 1982 and the agent’s residence was moved to Cromer that August.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer




W. M. Stewart


Harry Johnson


W. M. Stewart


M. Liscum


Jock B. Amos


R. C. Scharff


Howard Williams

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Woodnorth

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Woodnorth (1915)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 25 September 1915, page 96.

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Woodnorth

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Woodnorth (1968)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A20434-140

Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Woodnorth

Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Woodnorth (1960) by Earl Gordon Johnston
Source: Shelley Johnston-Frith

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Indian Springs

Manitoba Pool grain elevator from Woodnorth being moved to Cromer (1982)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.73156, W101.08277
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Cromer, RM of Pipestone)


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].

Memories of Lorne, 1880-1980: A History of the Municipality of Lorne, c1980, page 275.

The Sequel to Trails Along the Pipestone, RM Pipestone History Committee, 2008, page 38.

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

We thank Shelley Johnston-Frith for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin (Denis Sabourin Geomatics).

Page revised: 16 April 2024

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