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.
8.54: The Location of Morden
This small-scale image shows the Town of Morden 1 (population 6,571 in 2006) located near the western edge of the Lake Agassiz Plain. West and south of the town are several sets of north-northwest/east-southeast trending strandlines 2. Drainage is generally from west to east by Thornhill Creek 3 in the north and Deadhorse Creek 4 flowing through Morden in the centre. The latter has been dammed to create
This is an intensively farmed area with only limited woodland—dark-toned—along creek courses 6. Sections of the DLS system are clearly visible 7. They are often divided into many fields, sometimes with north/south tree shelterbelts 8. The area lies partly in township 2 and partly in township 3. The first correction line runs along the northern edge of township 2, but here the correction is only about 850 feet (254 m) 9 compared with 5280 feet (1609 m) on figure 8.52.
The main transport routes are the east/west CN line 10 that runs through Morden. In the eastern part of town it runs almost exactly east/west but changes direction both east 11 and west 12 of town. PTH 3 13 runs through the centre of Morden, and a faint light-toned line 14 is the route of a buried pipeline. PR 432 15 is the only important north/south route.
Figure 8.54: The Location of Morden
Vertical air photograph: A21743-11
Flight height: 23,150 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 85.611 mm
Scale: 1:84,500 (approx.)
Date: July 25, 1970
Location: Township 2 and 3; Ranges 4, 5, and 6 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon
1:50,000 62G/1 Morden