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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Craigmyle 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 8 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 1,705 miles [2,743.9 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,338 miles [10,200 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 7,106 miles [11,436 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Craigmyle ...

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.

Aerial   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest of Craigmyle   [Map]

Byemoor   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Dorothy   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Drumheller   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hartshorn   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Heart Lake   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Leo   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Richdale   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Rosedale   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rosedale Station   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [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 Craigmyle. 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.

Glen Gorbous

Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at an age of 59.

Drumheller [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Craigmyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Craigmyle) 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 Craigmyle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Craigmyle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craigmyle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6706, Longitude: -112.2457     [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 Craigmyle 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 332.792 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.428 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.661 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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