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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.30: Highway 2 in Southwest Manitoba

The photo shows the wooded valley of the Souris River 1 in the southeast with the wooded Lauder Sand Hills 2 in the southwest. In the north is Plum Creek 3 that has been straightened in the west 4.

PTH 2 5 runs generally east/west across the area. It follows the township line between townships 7 and 8 in the east before turning south for 2 ½ miles (4 km) 6 before again turning south of west 7 past Deleau 8. PTH 21, a north/south road 9, crosses Plum Creek 10 before joining PTH 2 which it follows west 11 before branching off to the south 12. A bend in the road occurs at the township 6/7 boundary 13. The correction at this township line is almost one mile to the west 14. As it moves north PTH 21 jogs a short distance east 15 to the nearest north/south section line.

Railway lines are also visible. The CP line is visible in the east 16 with a spur leading southwest to Hartney 17. In the west it parallels PTH 2 18 and is most visible where the two routes digress at Deleau 8. Another linear feature roughly parallel to PTH 2 and the CP line can be seen further north 19, visible where it cuts through dark-toned woodland; it is the route followed by a power line.

Figure 18.30: Highway 2 in Southwest Manitoba

Figure 18.30: Highway 2 in Southwest Manitoba

Figure 18.30

Vertical air photograph: A21666-201

Flight height: 22,240 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 85.611 mm

Scale: 1:79,200 (approx.)

Date: July 21, 1970

Location: Townships 6, 7 and 8; Ranges 21, 22 and 23WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

                    1:50,000 62F/10 Pipestone