Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns
Two factors—railway lines and the DLS system— influence the location and form of settlements in southern
The arrangement can produce a road orientation that is at an angle to the squares of the DLS (e.g. Hartney and Dauphin). Other settlements have a road system that harmonizes with the DLS into which the urban pattern is slotted, with roads trending north/south and east/west (e.g.
The small settlement of Foxwarren (population 159 in 1986) is another classic example of a railway-oriented village. The CP line 1 passes through it with three elevators 2 on its southwest side. Two roads—one northeast of the line 3 and the other southwest 4—are parallel to the railway. Other roads are parallel and at right angles to the railway line producing a grid at 45 degrees to the section lines of the DLS system 5. As is usually the case with small
Other communication lines are Highway 16—The Yellowhead Route 7—that bypasses Foxwarren to the north and PR 475 8 that deviates from a straight line to cross Snake Creek 9, a north bank tributary of the Assiniboine River (off the photo to the southwest).
Figure 8.10: Foxwarren
Vertical air photograph: A15530-83
Flight height: 19,400 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.4 mm
Scale 1:36,200 (approx.)
Date: October 7, 1956
Location: Townships 17 and 18; Range 27 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain
1:50,000 62K/11 Binscarth
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