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Curious and Interesting Names Near Jumping Pound ...

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.

  • Ghost Lake
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    • Ghost Lake lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Pound
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  • Haysboro
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    • Haysboro lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Pound
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  • Heritage Woods
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
    • Heritage Woods lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Pound
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  • Highwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
    • Highwood lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Pound
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    • Signal Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hill
      • Signal Hill lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Pound
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    • Sunnyside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Pound
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    • Two Guns
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      • Two Guns lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Pound
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    • Valley Ridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ridge
      • Valley Ridge lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Pound
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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 Jumping Pound. 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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    • Henry 'Hank' Bassen     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at the age of 76. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<2>
    • Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at the age of 79. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham<2>
    • Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton     (Professional hockey)
    • James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at the age of 57. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor<2>
    • Glen Gorbous     (Major League Baseball)
      • 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 the age of 59.
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<2>
    • Owen James Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at the age of 34. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart<2>
    • Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Monday May 3, 1915 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Thursday October 16, 2003 at the age of 88. He is buried at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart<2>
    • Herbert A. 'The Duke of Duluth' Lewis     (Professional hockey)
    • Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Wednesday November 13, 1968 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday December 18, 2003 at the age of 35.
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski<2>
    • Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. She was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday February 21, 1961 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday July 27, 2001 at the age of 40.
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh<2>
    • Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • 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 the age of 77. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson<2>
    • Paul Ivan Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at the age of 84. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Calgary is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Jumping Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson<2>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Jumping Pound to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about 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) is 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,420 miles [10,332 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 7,186 miles [11,564.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,263 miles [8,470 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jumping Pound. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0686, Longitude: -114.5499    
<2>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.
<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 Jumping Pound 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 334.635 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.477 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.268 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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