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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.39: The Location of Souris

The next two photographs (figures 8.39 and 8.40) included here show the usefulness of small-scale photos for showing the general location of a settlement and of large-scale photos for showing internal detail.

Souris is another town which had an antecedent business area before the arrival of the railway line. In figure 8.39, Souris 1 can be seen located mainly north of a bend on the Souris River 2, although there is some residential and institutional development to the south 3. Plum Creek 4 joins the eastward-flowing Souris from the west and Elgin Creek 5 joins from the south. The CP lines from the north 6 and east 7 sweep through the northwest of the town; PTH 2 8 runs east/west through town, and PTH 22 9 enters from the south bending slightly to the east to avoid the Souris River. In town the road pattern is mainly a grid harmonizing with the DLS system. Souris airfield 11—the usual triangular shape—is located northeast of town and the cemetery, to the north 12.

Figure 8.39: The Location of Souris

Figure 8.39: The Location of Souris

Figure 8.39

Vertical air photograph: A20471-41

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

Scale: 1:39,800 (approx.)

Date: May 22, 1968

Location: Townships 7 and 8; Range 21 WI

Map sheets:1:250,000 62F Virden

                   1:50,000 62F/9 Souris