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.
All the items mentioned in the description of figure 8.61 can be seen on this image along with other details. For example, a spur 1 runs north from the CP line 2 1 mile (1.6 km) west of town. Where the CP line runs through the town, there are two roads parallel to it—one on either side—with that on the south being wider 3. Between the two roads is a “railway zone” with elevators 4 and other railway-related buildings. In an effort to encourage travelers to stop in Boissevain murals have been painted on elevators and other buildings in the town. Other elevators 5 can be seen just west of PTH 10 6 where the old railway line used to exist. Several of the usual items of infrastructure can be seen: a school 7 with a racing track and baseball diamond 8, and several other large buildings west of highway 10 9 which probably include an auditorium/arena 10 and a hospital.
Figure 8.62: Boissevain
Vertical air photograph: A19907-54
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 20 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden
1:50,000 62F/1 Deloraine