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Chapter 17: Parks, Recreation, Sports

17.22: Racetrack at Melita

Here the racetrack 1 is located southeast of town 2 at the neck of a meander of the east-flowing Souris River 3; under magnification a primitive baseball diamond can be seen inside the track at the west end 4. Also a lighter-toned rectangular area in the east may be a football field 5. The area is flood prone. It is quite common for recreational facilities to be located in flood plains because the economic loss that results from their being flooded is not great.

Figure 17.22: Racetrack at Melita

Figure 17.22: Racetrack at Melita

Figure 17.22

Vertical air photograph: A20811-54

Flight height: 10,300 feet; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:17,100 (approx.)

Date: September 28, 1968

Location: Township 4; Range 26WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

                    1:50,000 62F/7 Hartney