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.
8.41: The Location of Minnedosa
The Town of Minnedosa 1 has a beautiful location in the Little Saskatchewan Valley 2 that can be seen cutting through the northwestern part of the photograph. The steep-sided, flat-floored valley is incised into an area of classic ground moraine topography—pothole country—with numerous sloughs, very dark-toned on the photo 3. The principal transport routes are the CP line 4 which runs through town and then diagonally up the north side of the valley and PTH 10 5 which bypasses Minnedosa to the west. Highway 16 6—the
Land shown on this photo lies within townships 14 and 15, the boundary between the two 12 being the fourth correction line. The correction of about 0.75 mile (1.2 km) 13 can be seen by tracing north/south section lines in the top tier of township 14 north to the township line.
Figure 8.41: The Location of Minnedosa
Vertical air photograph: A21748-64
Flight height: 23,600 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length 3.37 inches
Date: July 27, 1970
Location: Townships 14 and 15; Ranges 17, 18 and 19 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62J Neepawa
1:50,000 62J/4 Moorepark