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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Manton Alta to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,774 miles [2,855 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 6,449 miles [10,378.7 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,281 miles [8,498.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Manton Alta ...

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.

Black Diamond   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest of Manton Alta   [Map]

Blackie   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Champion   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Ensign   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

High River   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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

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

Woodhouse   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [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 Manton Alta. 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Manton Alta

Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead

Professional hockey. He was born in Sceptre (Saskatchewan) on Saturday September 4, 1926 and died in High River (Alberta) on Tueday November 17, 2015 at an age of 89.

High River [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Manton Alta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Manton Alta. 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- Manton Alta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manton Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.3500, Longitude: -113.7667     [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 Manton Alta 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 333.987 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.679 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.863 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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