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.
Napinka, located southeast of the Souris River 1 in southwestern
Figure 8.7: Napinka
Vertical air photograph: A20811-46
Flight height: 10,300 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches
Scale: 1:17,100 (approx.)
Date: September 28, 1968
Location: Township 4; Range 25 and 26 WI
Map sheets 1:250,000 62F Virden
1:50,000 62F/7 Hartney
[i] In most
[ii] The curling rink is one of the last pieces of infrastructure lost to rural depopulation. In one extreme case at Scarth, eight miles south of Virden, the curling rink was the only building left in 1996 and was still in existence and used in 2007.