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Curious and Interesting Names Near Craigend ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Beaver Lake
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    • Beaver Lake lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Craigend.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Fork Lake
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    • Fork Lake lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Craigend.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Goodfish Lake
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    • Goodfish Lake lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Craigend.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfish Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Imperial Mills
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    • Imperial Mills lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Craigend.
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  • Owl River
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    • Owl River lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Craigend.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Rich Lake
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    • Rich Lake lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Craigend.
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  • Snug Cove
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    • Snug Cove lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Craigend.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snug Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Tweedie
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    • Tweedie lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Craigend.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tweedie came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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How Far From Craigend 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 Craigend to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Craigend and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Craigend to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,704 miles [2,742.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,153 miles [9,902.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,919 miles [11,135.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,005 miles [8,054.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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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- Craigend) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craigend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.5958, Longitude: -111.9211    
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>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.
<4>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 Craigend to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.542 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.40 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.897 degrees.




 

 

 

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