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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.36: Shoal Lake

The Town of Shoal Lake (population 680 in 2006) is located at the north end of Shoal Lake 1 in an area of ground moraine topography. Although the CP line 2 runs through the town, the road pattern is principally a grid in harmony with the DLS system in contrast to Strathclair (figures 8.11 and 8.12) in a very similar situation about 8 miles (13 km) to the east. In the town two roads 3 run parallel to the line—one to the north, one to the south—with railway-oriented buildings between them. Most of the road grid is south of the line with a wider north/south main street 4. This is part of the north/south PTH 21 5. Highway 16 6—the Yellowhead Route—bypasses Shoal Lake to the north.

At the small scale of the photo, individual items are not easily identified. However, two large buildings 7 may be schools; a large building in the northwest 8 is probably the rink; a racetrack is obvious in the south 9; and a cemetery is located north of town 10.

Figure 8.36: Shoal Lake

Figure 8.36: Shoal Lake

Figure 8.36

Vertical air photograph: A20471-168

Flight height: 21,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:39,600 (approx.)

Date: May 22, 1968

Location: Townships 16 and 17; Range 23 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain

                    1:50,000 62K/7 Shoal Lake