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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Bottrell to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Bottrell 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 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,397 miles [10,295 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 7,164 miles [11,529.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,243 miles [8,437.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bottrell ...

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.

Balzac   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast of Bottrell   [Map]
Dogpound   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eagle Hill   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Ghost Lake   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jumping Pound   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Water Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bottrell. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
  Professional hockey. He was born in Russell (Manitoba) on Friday July 23, 1897 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday March 15, 1987 at an age of 89. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Bottrell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton<7>
 
James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at an age of 57. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Bottrell

Calgary [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Bottrell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
 
Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at an age of 77. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Bottrell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
 
Paul Ivan Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Bottrell

Calgary [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Bottrell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bottrell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bottrell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bottrell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bottrell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4021, Longitude: -114.4704     [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 Bottrell 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 334.578 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.438 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.165 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bottrell.



 
 
 

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