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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.52: Deloraine

The Town of Deloraine (population 977 in 2006) is located on flat land north of Turtle Mountain with classic circular disintegration ridges 1. The southern part of the photo is in township 2 and the north in township 3 with the first correction line between them. However, the correction is so large—almost a mile 2—that north/south section lines on either side of the township line almost coincide.

As was the case with Miami, the railway line here runs parallel to the east/west section lines of the DLS system so that the street grid pattern harmonizes with both the DLS and the railway. The CP line 3 runs east/west with about two thirds of the town—mainly residential—to the south, and one third, with more commercial activity, to the north. It is noticeable that the main east/west road 4 north of the railway takes a slight bend northward around the railway sidings 5 on which three elevators 6 are located, suggesting that the railroad came first. There is a railway “zone” between that street and the one immediately south of the railway, including a wooded park-like area 7. West of town, railway spur leads off to the southwest 8 to Goodlands and ultimately to Lyleton. PTH 3 9 runs south of town and then bypasses it to the west 10.

Several of the usual features of small Manitoba towns can be identified: a school 11, rink/auditorium 12, racetrack with a small viewing stand 13, sewage lagoons 14, and cemetery 15.

There is no obvious sign of a surface water supply, but a light-toned line 16 indicates the location of a buried pipeline that brings water to Deloraine from Turtlehead Creek in Turtle Mountain to the south.

Figure 8.52: Deloraine

Figure 8.52: Deloraine

Figure 8.52

Vertical air photograph: A19904-161

Flight height: 9,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:15,500 (approx.)

Date: May 28, 1967

Location: Township 3; Range 23 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden 

                    1:50,000 62F/1 Deloraine