Vertical air photograph: A20470-50
Flight height: 21,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches
Scale: 1:40,000 (approx.)
Date: May 21, 1968
Location: Township 10; Range 26 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden
1:50,000 62F/15 Virden
Virden (population 3,010 in 2006) is yet another town where the road pattern is dictated by the railway. The town is located west of the Assiniboine River 1 with
In shape, it is similar to Hartney. The CP line runs northwest/southeast through the centre of town 5, and roads parallel to it and at right angles to it occupy most of section 22, township 10, range 26 WI outlined on the overlay. Elevators are located along the line 6 that splits in the northwest 7. A long abandoned line enters the town from the south 8.
Roads are also prominent. The
Various elements of Virden’s infrastructure can be identified: a centrally located park 15, a racetrack 16 and arena 17, a cemetery 18, and a drive-in cinema 19.[i] To the north are rather primitive runways 20 with associated buildings 21.
[i] During the 1960s and 1970s virtually every small settlement in
[ii] For details see Young, H. R. “Mining and Extractive Industries in