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Gold Bar, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Gold Bar.

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How Far From Gold Bar to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Gold Bar to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Gold Bar to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the West (W).
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,758 miles [2,829.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Gold Bar to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 100 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,245 miles [10,050.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,011 miles [11,283.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gold Bar ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Gold Bar.

While the name Gold Bar is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta

British Columbia

Our profile page for Gold Bar   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the West Northwest


Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Gold Bar, Lewis and Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Lewis and Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Nye County

Our profile page for Gold Bar, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the South


Snohomish County

Our profile page for Gold Bar, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Gold Bar. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gold Bar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Bar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5458, Longitude: -113.4097     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Gold Bar to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 333.746 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.668 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.101 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gold Bar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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