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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.35: Highway 5 and Other Routes Near McCreary

In this area near McCreary, PTH 5 1 is located on the lowland east of Riding Mountain, the wooded, dark-toned area in the west 2. It follows north/south section lines except where it bends around McCreary 3. PTH 50 runs east/west along the 20/21-township line 4 and continues west of PTH 5 as PR 361 5 leading to the Mount Agassiz ski area (off the photo to the west). PTH 19 6 runs along the southern edge of the area and into Riding Mountain National Park by a series of hairpin bends 7 unusual in Manitoba.

Also visible are two railway lines entering from the south 8 and southeast 9 and joining south of McCreary 10 to continue in a north-northwest direction 11 following the general trend of Lake Agassiz strandlines, some of which are prominent in the southwest 12.

Drainage ditches are also prominent linear features 13, generally leading north into Turtle River that empties into Dauphin Lake.

Figure 18.35: Highway 5 and Other Routes Near McCreary

Figure 18.35: Highway 5 and Other Routes Near McCreary

Figure 18.35

Vertical air photograph: A21808-48

Flight height: 24,400 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 3.34 inches

Scale: 1:84,500 (approx.)

Date: August 6, 1970

Location: Townships 20 and 21; Ranges 18W1 and 19W1

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62J Neepawa

                    1:50,000 62J/14 McCreary