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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.33: Erickson

The Town of Erickson (population 456 in 2006) is located in an area of ground moraine topography with many lake-filled depressions, one of which is Leda Lake 1. The CN line 2 on which two elevators are located 3 runs along the east shore of Leda Lake. Erickson is sandwiched between the line and PTH 10 4 to the east. One road in town is parallel to the railway 5, but the rest follow the DLS grid. An unusual straight diagonal road 6, which bears no relation to the railway line or the DLS system, is located in the east. It is possibly the route that PTH 10 used to follow.

Many of the usual items of infrastructure can be seen on this large-scale photo. The main east/west road is wider 7 with large commercial and organizational buildings along it. Cars are parked obliquely on this wide street 8. The large round-topped building south of the main street is a rink 9 with an old-style school near it 10.

A newer-style school can be seen in the northeast 11. As is usual in small prairie towns, the sewage lagoons 12 are located outside the built-up area, in this case to the south.

Figure 8.33: Erickson

Figure 8.33:  Erickson


Figure 8.33

Vertical air photograph: A18658-157

Flight height: 9,500 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:14,700 (approx.)

Date: September 20, 1964

Location: Townships 17 and 18; Range 18 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62J Neepawa

                    1:50,000 62J/12 Wasagaming