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.
The larger scale of this photo permits identification of more detail about the features noted in 8.44. The Whitemud River 1 east of town is joined by Stoney Creek 2 that flows through
Some individual items can be identified: in the northeast a hospital 18, with a school 19 nearby; in the east a curling rink or arena 20; in the south, a race track with a baseball diamond inside it 21; and in the northeast a sewage lagoon 22 with a golf course near it 23.
The street pattern is the standard grid of straight roads harmonizing with the DLS system. The main “downtown” zone can be seen as a light-toned area 14 encompassing two north/south roads—Mountain Avenue 15 and First Avenue 16—and four east/west streets. Mountain Avenue and one of the east/west streets—
Figure 8.45: Neepawa
Vertical air photograph: A18622-111
Flight height: 9,500 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches
Scale: 1: 17,100
Date: September 15, 1964
Location: Townships 14 and 15; Range 15 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62J Neepawa
1:50,000 62J/3 Neepawa