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.
Snowflake is located in southern
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
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