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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Hussar to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over 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 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,386 miles [10,277.3 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 7,154 miles [11,513.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,215 miles [8,392.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hussar ...

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.

Chancellor   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Hussar   [Map]

Cluny   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Crowfoot   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Dorothy   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gem   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Rockyford   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rosebud   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Standard   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [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 Hussar. 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.

Glen Gorbous

Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at an age of 59.

Drumheller [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Hussar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hussar. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hussar) 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 Hussar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hussar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hussar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0333, Longitude: -112.6833     [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 Hussar 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 333.132 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.76 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.053 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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