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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Eastburg to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,787 miles [2,875.9 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 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,224 miles [10,016.6 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 6,990 miles [11,249.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eastburg ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest of Eastburg   [Map]

Clyde   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Freedom   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gunn   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Highridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Legal   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rich Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunrise Beach   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [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 Eastburg. 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.

Greg Polis

Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at an age of 67. He was buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Westlock [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Eastburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<7>

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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- Eastburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eastburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.0720, Longitude: -114.0768     [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 Eastburg 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 334.287 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.323 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.454 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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