A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Calgary.
This page contains four sections:
How Far From Calgary 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 city such as Calgary to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Calgary and extending to:
Communities Also Named Calgary ...
While the name Calgary is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.
Communities Outside of Alberta
San Augustine County
Distance: About 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the Southeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Calgary ...
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.
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 Calgary. 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.
Henry 'Hank' Bassen
Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary on Friday May 29, 2009 at an age of 76. He was buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].
Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham
Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary on Friday April 9, 1993 at an age of 79. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
Professional hockey. He was born in Russell (Manitoba) on Friday July 23, 1897 and died in Calgary on Sunday March 15, 1987 at an age of 89. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].
James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary on Tueday January 16, 1962 at an age of 57. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].
Owen James Hart
Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at an age of 34. He was buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].
Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart
Professional wrestler. He was born in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Monday May 3, 1915 and died in Calgary on Thursday October 16, 2003 at an age of 88. He was buried at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (Alberta) [Map].
Herbert A. 'The Duke of Duluth' Lewis
Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary on Tueday April 17, 1906 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday January 20, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].
Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski
Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary on Wednesday November 13, 1968 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday December 18, 2003 at an age of 35.
Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh
Professional wrestler. She was born in Calgary on Tueday February 21, 1961 and died in Calgary on Friday July 27, 2001 at an age of 40.
Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary on Monday February 9, 1981 at an age of 77. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].
Paul Ivan Thompson
Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary on Friday September 13, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Calgary: www.calgary.ca/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
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This page was last modified: 28 Apr 2019