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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.66: Shilo

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

Figure 8.66:  Shilo

Figure 8.66

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