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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.45: Neepawa

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 Park Lake 3. The CN line 4 west of town has sidings 5 on which railroad cars can be seen 6. A string of railroad cars 7 and an elevator 8 can be seen on the CP line 9 that sweeps through the north of town. A siding, now disused 10, joins the CP and CN lines. PTH 5 11 Highway 16 12 skirt the main part of town, but some residential development 13 exists south of #16.

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—Hamilton Street—17 are wider than the others.

Figure 8.45: Neepawa

Figure 8.45: Neepawa

Figure 8.45

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