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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 9: Mennonite and Hutterite Settlements

9.5: The Spring Valley Hutterite Colony at Glen Souris

The colony 1 is located near the junction of the Assiniboine River 2 and the Little Souris River 3 that supplies the colony’s water. The area is located on the upper part of the Assiniboine Delta with two Lake Agassiz strandlines in evidence; one is indicated by tonal variations 4 while the other, which must be close to the highest of all the Agassiz strandlines, is a definite wooded ridge 5. Meander scrolls 6 and one abandoned meander 7 are located north of the Assiniboine’s present channel. The sandy nature of the soils is indicated by tonal variation in the fields 8.

The colony that is served by a provincial gravel road is located on both sides of the Little Souris River. The human residences are probably located north of the river, protected by a still growing shelterbelt 9. The long narrow buildings, especially the eastern-most one 10, are probably animal barns.

Figure 9.5: The Spring Valley Hutterite Colony at Glen Souris

Figure 9.5: The Spring Valley Hutterite Colony at Glen Souris

Figure 9.5

Vertical air photograph: A16430-42

Flight height: 10,250 feet a.s.l.; focal length: 152.4 mm

Scale: 1:18,100 (approx.)

Date: October 31, 1958

Location: Township 9; Range 17 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon 

1:50,000 62G/13 Brandon