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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hay Lakes ...

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 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Hay Lakes
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  • Gold Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Bar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Bar
    • Gold Bar lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hay Lakes
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  • Half Moon Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Moon Lake
    • Half Moon Lake lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Hay Lakes
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  • Hazeldean
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldean
    • Hazeldean lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hay Lakes
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    • Hercules
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules
      • Hercules lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Hay Lakes
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    • Kingman
    • New Norway
    • Rolly View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolly View came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolly View
      • Rolly View lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Hay Lakes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolly View
    • Round Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Hay Lakes
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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 Hay Lakes. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Hay Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August Solberg 'Gus' Marker<4>
    • Gordon Lynn Strate     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Edmonton (Alberta) on Tueday May 28, 1935 and died in Sherwood Park (Alberta) on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Edmonton is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest of Hay Lakes.
      • Sherwood Park is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Hay Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lynn Strate<4>

How Far From Hay Lakes 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 village such as Hay Lakes to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Hay Lakes to Edmonton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,742 miles [2,803.5 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 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,260 miles [10,074.5 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 7,026 miles [11,307.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hay Lakes. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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- Hay Lakes) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hay Lakes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hay Lakes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hay Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.1974, Longitude: -113.0562    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Hay Lakes 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 333.459 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.314 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.928 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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