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 large scale of the photo permits several details to be observed: three elevators 6 on the railway line, a school in the north 7, and a racetrack in the south 8. In this dry area of southwestern Manitoba, water supply is a problem, hence the location of a reservoir 9 south of town and numerous dugouts out of town 10, and sometimes on farms, which are few in this sparsely populated area.
Several of the usual features are located out of town: sewage lagoons to the west 11, with a buried pipe leading toward them 12; a cemetery to the east 13; and a rubbish dump 14.
Figure 8.49: Waskada
Vertical air photograph: A20409-55
Flight height: 9,520 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches
Scale: 1:15,800 (approx.)
Date: May 9, 1968
Location: Township 2, Range 25 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden
1:50,000 62F/2 Waskada