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Ste Rose du Lac

The town of Ste Rose du Lac (population 995 in 2006) is located on flat land—part of the Lake Agassiz plain—south of Dauphin Lake beside Turtle River 1, which flows north to the lake. The river exhibits a prominent cutoff 2 with others less definite. Ste Rose is an example of a town where the main route ways bypass the built-up area. The CN line 3 runs north of town with two elevators 4 on a siding and has no effect on the town’s road plan which is the standard grid set into the DLS system. Section lines, some occupied by roads 5, are obvious, and a widening of one of them forms the main street in Ste Rose 6. Other roads are parallel and at right angles to this. PTH 5 7 bypasses the town on the south.

The large scale of the photo enables the identification of several individual items in the town: in the southeast is a hospital 8; near it is a large building, probably a school 9; a long narrow building in the north is probably a rink 10; and a racetrack 11 and some primitive runways 12 can also be identified. Ste Rose’s main “claim to fame” is a grotto—a replica of the famous grotto at Lourdes-- completed in 1958 13.


Figure 8.37

Ste Rose du Lac