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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

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 Yellowhead Route—runs west; where it intersects highway 10, the latter is a divided highway 7; PR 262 8 runs north/south along the east shore of Minnedosa Lake. The CN line 10 is located in the northeast with the small community of Bethany located on it 11.

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

Figure 8.41: The Location of Minnedosa

Figures 8.41

Vertical air photograph: A21748-64

Flight height: 23,600 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length 3.37 inches

Scale: 1:83,400

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

                                   62J/5 Clanwilliam