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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Clandonald to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Clandonald to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,192 miles [9,965.1 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 6,960 miles [11,201 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,027 miles [8,090.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Clandonald ...

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.

Blackfoot   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast of Clandonald   [Map]
Elk Point   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]
Frog Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenstreet (SK)   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Gurneyville   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mannville   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Onion Lake (SK)   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Paradise Valley   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverview   -   20 miles [32.2 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 Clandonald. 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.

William Ernest 'Ernie' Kenny
  Professional hockey. He was born in Vermilion (Alberta) on Tueday August 20, 1907 and died in Saint Thomas (Ontario) on Tueday June 2, 1970 at an age of 62. He was buried at Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery (Elgin County, Ontario) [Map].

Vermilion [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Clandonald

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Ernest 'Ernie' Kenny<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clandonald. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Clandonald. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clandonald) 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 Clandonald. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clandonald

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clandonald. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5720, Longitude: -110.7141     [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 Clandonald 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 331.576 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.219 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.295 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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