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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 174 miles [280 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Lawn to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,411 miles [10,317.5 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 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Forest Lawn ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Forest Lawn.

While the name Forest Lawn is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Forest Lawn, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,966 miles [3,164 km] to the East

Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Forest Lawn, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Forest Lawn, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,774 miles [2,855 km] to the East

Virginia

Salem City

Our profile page for Forest Lawn, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest Lawn ...

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.

Balzac   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North of Forest Lawn   [Map]
Black Diamond   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Janet   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jumping Pound   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Vista Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Forest Lawn. 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.

Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
  Professional hockey. He was born in Russell (Manitoba) on Friday July 23, 1897 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday March 15, 1987 at an age of 89. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Forest Lawn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton<8>
 
James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at an age of 57. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Forest Lawn

Calgary [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Forest Lawn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
 
Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at an age of 77. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Forest Lawn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
 
Paul Ivan Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Forest Lawn

Calgary [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Forest Lawn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest Lawn. 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Forest Lawn. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forest Lawn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Lawn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0333, Longitude: -113.9667     [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 Forest Lawn 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 334.164 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.937 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.891 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Forest Lawn could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Forest Lawn.



 
 
 

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