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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Calmar to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,270 miles [10,090.6 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 7,036 miles [11,323.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Calmar ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Calmar.

While the name Calmar is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Iowa

Winneshiek County

Our profile page for Calmar, Winneshiek County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,216 miles [1,957 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

McPherson County

Our profile page for Calmar, McPherson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in McPherson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Mississippi

Warren County

Our profile page for Calmar, Warren County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calmar ...

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.

Golden Days   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Calmar   [Map]

Mission Beach   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pipestone   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Rolly View   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Silver Beach   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sundance Beach   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunnybrook   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [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 Calmar. 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.

August Solberg 'Gus' Marker

Professional hockey. He was born in Wetaskiwin (Alberta) on Tueday August 1, 1905 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Tueday October 7, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario) [Map].

Wetaskiwin [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Calmar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August Solberg 'Gus' Marker<8>

John M. 'Red' Pollard

Jockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Wednesday October 27, 1909 and died in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Saturday March 7, 1981 at an age of 71. He was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island) [Map].

Edmonton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John M. 'Red' Pollard

Hank Smith     (Born as Heinz Theodor Schmitz)

Musician. He was born in Garmish - Partenkirchen (Germany) [Map] on Saturday September 15, 1934 and died in Edmonton (Alberta) on Sunday October 20, 2002 at an age of 68.

Edmonton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Smith

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calmar: www.town.calmar.ab.ca/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Calmar) 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 Calmar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calmar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calmar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2500, Longitude: -113.7833     [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 Calmar 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 334.047 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.984 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.404 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Calmar could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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