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Chapter 15: Industry/Manufacturing

15.10: The Pas in 1973

This newer, slightly larger-scale photo of The Pas illustrates the usefulness of an increase in scale to detect details and of sequential photos to detect changes.

In the south railway cars on sidings 1 and a round house 2 are clearly visible. Further north a long building with railcars beside it 3 can be seen with the railway station (dark-toned) 4 north of that.

Additions since figure 15.9 was taken include a race track north of Halcrow Lake 5, a long narrow building three blocks east of the railway line 6, and a series of large buildings southeast of that 7. The last is Keewatin Community College[i] which was at the time one of three community colleges in Manitoba, the others being Assiniboine Community College in Brandon and Red River Community College in Winnipeg. In the east a cleared area through forest 8 is followed by a power line leading to transformers 9 in the area where the wood processing plant used to be (#11 on figure 15.9). The railway spur leading to the plant still exists 10, leading to a narrow light-toned building 11. The forestry industry has not deserted The Pas but the processing plant is now located outside the city.

Other changes include a new road bridge 12, west of the railway bridge 13 across the Saskatchewan River 14; a new road leading south 15; a residential development east of the railway line 16; and a wharf 17 where the wood processing plant was located (#15 on figure 15.9).

Figure 15.10: The Pas in 1973

Figure 15.10: The Pas in 1973

Figure 15.10

Vertical air photograph: A23327-26

Flight height: 6,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:12,000 (approx.)

Date: June 13, 1973

Location: Township 56; Range 26 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 63F The Pas

                    1:50,000 63F/14 The Pas


[i] What was Keewatin Community College is now The Pas campus of University College of the North.