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Manitoba from the Air
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Belmont located in the Tiger Hills is within easy reach (6 miles/ 9.6 km) of Pelican Lake (off the photo to the southwest). The northwest/southeast trending CN railway line 1 determined the layout of the hamlet. Roads are parallel 2, and at right angles 3, to the railway line which is no longer in use. One wide road 4 runs parallel to the line and another—the main street of the settlement—is at a right angle to that 5. There are several large buildings, probably stores along 6, and at the end of 7, the main street. A large light-toned building 7 in the north probably houses a hockey rink; a primitive baseball diamond 8 is located beside it. Most of the settlement is located southwest of the railway line, but some residential settlement exists northeast of the line. Fields of a grain crop 9 have been cut indicating a late summer date.


Figure 8.8