Pierson

Two grain elevators in Pierson, MB, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Two grain elevators in Pierson, MB, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

There are two grain elevators in Pierson, Manitoba. One was built by N.M. Paterson and the other was built by the Manitoba Pool Elevators. Both are now owned by Paterson and operated as a unit. Currently they are listed with a capacity of 8,025 tonnes.

The area around Pierson has a wide variety of birds for the avian enthusiast, including hawks, pheasants, grouse, and much more.

Paterson Grain Elevator

N.M. Paterson grain elevator in Pierson, MB, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
N.M. Paterson grain elevator in Pierson, MB, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

This elevator was built in 1965 to replace a former Consolidated (originally Dominion) elevator that was dismantled.

Former Pool Grain Elevator

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Pierson, MB, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Pierson, MB, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

The ex Manitoba Pool grain elevator was built in 1927 or 1928 and burned in 1939. It was rebuilt on the same location. Renovations were done in the 1970s to replace one annex, add another annex, renovate the office and add a new loading leg.

Pierson Grain Elevator History

Pierson grain elevators circa 1897.
Pierson grain elevators circa 1897.

By 1897 the town of Pierson had at least three grain elevators, as shown in the photo to the right.

The original Ogilvie elevator burnt in 1894 and was rebuilt. In 1900 there were four elevators: Gould and Elliott, Northern, Dominion and Ogilvie.

Many thanks to the Harvests of Time local history for the grain elevator history.

Pierson grain elevators circa 1921-1925.
Pierson grain elevators circa 1921-1925.

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