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 Town of
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
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