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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.55: Morden

On this large-scale image details of the layout of Morden can be seen with Deadhorse Creek 1 flowing through the western part of town. The CN line 2 trends east/west in the east but becomes nearer to west-northwest/east-southeast in the west 3. Two north/south section lines with roads along them run through the east 4 and west 5 of town. That in the west is Mountain Street (PR 432), the main north/south street in town. Other roads are parallel, and at right angles, to these, some of them being coincidentally parallel to the railway line in the eastern part of town. Two roads, unsurprisingly named North Railway Street 6 and South Railway Street 7, run parallel to the railway line. Although the grid predominates, there are some variations in the newer areas near the edges where curved roads 8 and bays 9 can be seen.

PTH 3 10 passes through the centre of town, and in the east it is paralleled by the CN line 11 with two elevators 12 on it. Two sidings—one north 13 and one south 14—diverge from the main line. One east/west road—Stephen Street 15—between the railway line and PTH 3 seems to be the main street; many cars can be seen on it. Along this street and in the area between it and the railway line is the main commercial zone with an abundance of large buildings 16. The town hall 17 is located just outside this zone. The land use north of the commercial zone is mainly residential with tree lined east/west and north/south roads and some bays 18 and crescents. In the northwest is a trailer park 19, a common feature on the edge of Manitoba towns. In the northeast is a large recreation complex 20 with five baseball diamonds 21 and two large buildings 22 that probably house a hockey rink and curling lanes. Given the Mennonite background of the town, several large buildings 23 may be churches. Others may be schools 24.

South of the railway line much of the land use is commercial/industrial 25 with some residential development in the southwest 26 and south 27, the latter surprisingly surrounded by commercial/industrial developments. The Agriculture Canada Research Station 28 occupies the southeast corner of the photo with associated buildings just north of the railway line 29. Several parks 30 are located along Deadhorse Creek.

Figure 8.55: Morden

Figure 8.55: Morden

Figure 8.55

Vertical air photograph: MB96002-171 P.T.H. 3

Flight height: 7,000 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.098 mm

Scale: 1:11,800 (approx.)

Date: May 27, 1996

Location: Township 3; Range 5 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon 

                    1:50,000 62G/1 Morden