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.
More detail can be seen on this image than on figure 8.65. The range line between R 16 WI and R 17 WI 1 separates the military area to the east 2 from the residential area to the west 3. The residential area is unusual in having a series of bays and crescents 4 in contrast to the usual grid. Southwest of the residential area are the sewage lagoons 5, and just to the north are a group of buildings 6 which probably have some military function. Within the residential area one large building is a school 7, and in the military area a group of buildings is a hospital 8. In the southeast is a tall structure 9 throwing a shadow due west 10, indicating that the photo was taken in the early morning. This is a paratroop training tower.
Around the settlement the plain to the south and west is mainly grass-covered with dark-toned, roughly circular patches of creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) 11. Land to the east is more hilly and partly tree-covered 12, mainly by aspen (Populus tremuloides). Two areas of exotic planted pine can be seen south of town 13, and a small golf course 14 is located to the east. Primitive runways can be seen in the south 15.
Figure 8.66: Shilo
Vertical air photograph: A23692-111
Flight height: 13,700 feet a.s.l.; camera focal length: 153.22 mm
Scale: 1:25,500 (approx.)
Date: May 13, 1974
Location: Townships 9 and 10; Ranges 16 and 17 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon
1:50,000 62G/13 Brandon