Vertical air photograph: A5591-61
Flight height: 9,520 feet; lens focal length: 6 inches
Scale: 1:18,000 (approx.)
Location: Township 5; Ranges 24 and 25W1
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden
1:50,000 62F/7 Hartney
This old photograph shows the northeast flowing Souris River 1 above Hartney. Nothing on the photo indicates the existence of
1) steep river cliffs—usually light-toned because they are cut into sand—on the outside of meanders on the Souris River 4.
2) meander scrolls indicating previous river positions 5.
3) dunes, some of which have no plant cover and are therefore very light-toned 6, some of which are grass covered—medium grey-toned 7, and some wooded—dark-toned 8.
4) land has been cleared for agriculture in the west 9 and south of the river 10. The sandy nature of the soils is indicated by the mottled tones in these areas.
5) there are just 3 farms in the area 11.
[i] For details see Ens, G. J. “The Buffalo Robe Trade and Hivernant Communities on the Northern Plains” in The Geography of Manitoba: Its Land and Its People eds. J. Welsted, J. Everitt and C. Stadel.
[ii] This information is taken from