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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.61: The Location of Boissevain

The Town of Boissevain (population 1,497 in 2006) is a market centre in south-central Manitoba located in an area of ground moraine, north of Turtle Mountain. This high-level, small-scale photo shows the setting of the town. A series of small streams 1, tributary to the Pembina River, flow across the area; one of them has been dammed in three places 2 to produce a reservoir 3 that supplies water to the town. The CP line 4 runs through Boissevain at a slight angle to the section lines of the DLS system, and the eastern part of the town is oriented with respect to this line. PTH 10 5 runs north/south through town, following a section line, and the western part of Boissevain has streets that run north/south and east/west in harmony with the DLS system. In addition to these route ways, a long abandoned railway line can be seen entering the town from the north 6 and exiting to the southeast 7. Parts of this line have been drowned by the reservoir 8.

Figure 8.61: The Location of Boissevain

Figure 8.61: The Location of Boissevain

Figure 8.61

Vertical air photograph: A20494-53

Flight height: 21,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:40,100 (approx.)

Date: June 19, 1968

Location: Township 3; Range 19 and 20 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

1:50,000 62F/1 Deloraine