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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.56: Holland

Section lines of the DLS are clearly seen, but several do not have roads along them; one in particular is lined with trees 9, an unusual situation for a section line in southern Manitoba.

Holland (population 405 in 1991) is located on the Assiniboine Delta; several poorly defined Lake Agassiz strandlines—light-toned—can be seen 1. The hamlet is an example of a settlement with a road pattern partly dictated by the railway line and partly by the DLS system. The CP line 2 with four elevators 3 runs north of the settlement. Roads immediately south of the line are parallel and at right angles to it. One road at right angles is wider 4, and cars can be seen parked along it 5. Newer residential streets in the southern part of the settlement are oriented with respect to the DLS; that is, north/ south and east/west in direction. Details of the hamlet that can be seen are a racetrack 6 with a baseball diamond in the centre 7 and a large building which is probably a hockey rink 8.

Figure 8.56: Holland

Figure 8.56: Holland

Figure 8.56

Vertical air photograph: A16620-10

Flight height: 9,000 feet a.s.l. ; lens focal length: 152.34 mm

Scale 1:15,840 (approx.)

Date: July 2, 1959

Location: Township 7; Range 11 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/10 Treherne