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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Indus 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 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,415 miles [10,323.9 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 7,182 miles [11,558.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,251 miles [8,450.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Indus ...

While the name Indus is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Minnesota

Koochiching County

Our profile page for Indus, Koochiching County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Indus ...

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   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest of Indus   [Map]
Blackie   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
High River   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]
Janet   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Vista Heights   -   15 miles [24.1 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 Indus. 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.

Joe Clark     (Charles Joseph Clark)
  20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980). He was born in High River (Alberta) on Monday June 5, 1939

High River [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Indus
 
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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Indus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton<7>
 
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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Indus

Calgary [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Indus

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Indus

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Indus

Calgary [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Indus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Indus. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Indus) 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 Indus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Indus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9129, Longitude: -113.7727     [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 Indus 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 334.005 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.746 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.782 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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