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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.4: Snowflake

Snowflake is located in southern Manitoba south of the Pembina Valley about 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Pilot Mound. Already by 1980 its population had decreased to less than 50.

As at Roseisle, a road 1 is located parallel to the CN line 2 with—in this case—three roads at right angles 3. The one large building in Snowflake probably houses a hockey rink 4. South of Snowflake the direction of the rail line changes slightly 5 with a branch line leading off to the west 6. PR 201 7 crosses the area east/west, and PR 242 8 runs north/south.

Most of the land has been cleared for agriculture with only occasional patches of trees 9 and several infilled sloughs 10. Large shelterbelts protect most of the farms 11 which are widely spaced in this sparsely populated area.

Figure 8.4: Snowflake

Figure 8.4: Snowflake

Figure 8.4

Vertical air photograph: A16181-125

Flight height: 10,150 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.4 mm

Scale: 1:17,600 (approx.)

Date: July 20, 1958

Location: Township 1; Range 9 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/2 Pilot Mound