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.
The Town of
The CN line 6 passes between two of the lakes and continues in a north-northwest direction through the town 7 before curving to a northwest direction 8. Elevators 9 can be seen on the part of the line that runs in a north-northwest direction. The town’s main road 10 is at right angles to the railway line. Cars can be seen parked obliquely on this road 11 that is wider than other roads. Also many large buildings are located along it 12 and on side roads at right angles to it 13. Roblin is at the intersection of north/south PTH 83 14 and east/west PTH 5 15 which almost bisects the town.
Various individual items can be identified: a recreational area 16 which includes a running track 17 and a curling rink 18; three schools 19; a hospital 20; and a seniors complex 21 and a motel 22. A trailer court—a common feature on the fringes of
Figure 8.63: Roblin
Vertical air photograph: MB93009-29 P.T.H. 83
Flight height: lens focal length: 152.79 mm
Scale: 1:12,000 (approx.)
Date: Spring 1993
Location: Township 26; Range 28 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62N
1:50,000 62N/3 Roblin