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Curious and Interesting Names Near Frains ...

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.

  • Amber Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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    • Amber Valley lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Frains
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  • Beaver Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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    • Beaver Lake lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Frains
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  • Blue Jay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Jay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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    • Blue Jay lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Frains
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  • Calling River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calling River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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    • Calling River lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Frains
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    • Grassland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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      • Grassland lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Frains
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    • Owl River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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      • Owl River lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Frains
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    • Properity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Properity came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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      • Properity lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Frains
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    • Spruce Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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      • Spruce Valley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Frains
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How Far From Frains to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Frains to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 91 miles [146.5 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Frains 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 most of three days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,732 miles [2,787.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,155 miles [9,905.5 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 6,922 miles [11,139.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,014 miles [8,069.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Frains) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7544, Longitude: -112.6019    
<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 Frains 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 333.091 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.032 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.326 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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