Curious and Interesting Names Near Gwynne ...
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.
- Cooking Lake
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooking Lake
- Cooking Lake lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Gwynne
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- Hay Lakes
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Lakes
- Hay Lakes lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gwynne
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- Meeting Creek
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeting Creek
- Meeting Creek lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gwynne
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- New Norway
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestone
- Pipestone lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Gwynne
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipestone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestone
- Rolly View
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolly View
- Rolly View lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Gwynne
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolly View came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolly View
- Round Hill
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
- Round Hill lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gwynne
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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 Gwynne. 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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- August Solberg 'Gus' Marker (Professional hockey)
- Professional hockey. He was born in Wetaskiwin (Alberta) on Tueday August 1, 1905 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Tueday October 7, 1997 at the age of 92. He is buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario).
- Wetaskiwin is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Gwynne.
- Find-A-Grave Memorial: August Solberg 'Gus' Marker<4>
How Far From Gwynne 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 Gwynne to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Gwynne and extending to:
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- Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Gwynne to Edmonton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two 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) is 1,747 miles [2,811.5 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 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
- The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,275 miles [10,098.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
- The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,042 miles [11,333 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
- The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,124 miles [8,246.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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|<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- Gwynne) 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 Gwynne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GwynneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gwynne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9889, Longitude: -113.1984 |
|<2>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<3>||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.|
|<4>||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.|
|<5>||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.|
|<6>||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 Gwynne to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.573 degrees.|
|<8>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.425 degrees.|
|<9>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.06 degrees.||