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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Medicine Lodge.

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How Far From Medicine Lodge 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 Medicine Lodge to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Medicine Lodge to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,308 miles [10,151.7 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 7,071 miles [11,379.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,190 miles [8,352.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Medicine Lodge ...

While the name Medicine Lodge is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Barber County

Our profile page for Medicine Lodge, Barber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,425 miles [2,293.3 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Medicine Lodge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Medicine Lodge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medicine Lodge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5333, Longitude: -117.0167     [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 Medicine Lodge 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 336.678 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 337.985 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.534 degrees.

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