Vertical air photograph: A20471-238
Flight height: 21,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches
Scale: 1:40,000 (approx.)
Date: May 22, 1968
Location: Townships 12 and 13; Ranges 19 and 20 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62/K Riding Mountain
1:50,000 62K/1 Rivers
Its location in the Little Saskatchewan Valley would seem to lend itself to something more exciting than a rectangular grid, but not so: the standard grid of north/south and east/west roads is set down on the valley side with no acknowledgement of the topography. Near the centre, two or three roads are wider creating a central business block 2.
Two abandoned railway lines (3 and 4) run close to town, the Canadian Pacific in the south 4 following a peculiar route. PTH 24 5 passes through the town, and PR 270 6 enters from the south. The light-toned linear feature in the south 7 is a buried gas pipeline.
The Little Saskatchewan River has been dammed to produce a reservoir 8, and the town’s sewage lagoons 9 and cemetery 10 can be identified. It is characteristic of small prairie settlements that both the cemetery and sewage lagoons are located well outside the town limits.