Vertical air photographs: A21749-66
Flight height: 25,800 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length 88.29 mm
Date: July 27, 1970
Location: Townships 2 and 3, Ranges 29 and 30W1
Scale: 1:82,300 (approx.)
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden
1:50,000 62F/3 Gainsborough
The provincial border follows the range line between ranges 29 and 30 WI 1. The correction line at the northern edge of township 2 2 can be seen, and as the area is far to the west of the principal meridian, the correction is almost a section and a half (a mile and a half or 2.4 km) in length.
Natural vegetation has been almost completely removed for agriculture. Two small agricultural communities exist: Pierson in
Doughnut shaped mounds 9 left by melting stagnant ice cover the area. Although they are very clear from the air—even on this small-scale photograph—no more than 2 metres height difference exists between the raised rim and the bowl. Rain splash erosion has removed dark-coloured, small-sized fragments from higher areas resulting in a light-toned rim surrounding a dark-toned basin.
In the west, Gainsborough Creek 10 loops around Gainsborough and then drains southeast to the