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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

Curious and Interesting Names Near Drumheller ...

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.

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    • Aerial

      • Aerial lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Drumheller
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    • Carbon

      • Carbon lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Drumheller
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    • Chancellor

      • Chancellor lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Drumheller
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    • Dorothy

      • Dorothy lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Drumheller
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    • Rockyford

      • Rockyford lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Drumheller
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    • Rosebud

      • Rosebud lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Drumheller
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    • Rosedale

      • Rosedale lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Drumheller
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    • Rosedale Station

      • Rosedale Station lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Drumheller
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    • Standard

      • Standard lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Drumheller
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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 Drumheller. 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.

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    • Glen Gorbous     (Major League Baseball)

      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at the age of 59.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<2>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Drumheller to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 6 days.

    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,360 miles [10,235.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,128 miles [11,471.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,193 miles [8,357.3 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Drumheller: www.dinosaurvalley.com/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Drumheller) 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 Drumheller. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drumheller

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drumheller. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4620, Longitude: -112.7108    
<2>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.
<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 Drumheller 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 333.162 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.831 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.00 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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