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The location of Bickerdike









Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Bickerdike and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Bickerdike 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 74 days and walking would take 108 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,300 miles [10,138.9 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 7,064 miles [11,368.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bickerdike ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Carrot Creek   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East of Bickerdike   [Map]

Haddock   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Medicine Lodge   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Peers   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

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The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bickerdike. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5500, Longitude: -116.6333     [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 Bickerdike 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 336.365 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.632 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.272 degrees.

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