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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Pipestone to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,772 miles [2,851.8 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 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 6,282 miles [10,109.9 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 7,049 miles [11,344.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pipestone ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Pipestone.

While the name Pipestone is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Manitoba

Our profile page for Pipestone   [Map]

Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Pipestone, Berrien County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Minnesota

Pipestone County

Our profile page for Pipestone, Pipestone County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Pipestone, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pipestone ...

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.

Crystal Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Pipestone   [Map]

Fisher Home   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Golden Days   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Grandview   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Mission Beach   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Poplar Bay   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Silver Beach   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Sundance Beach   -   13 miles [20.9 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 Pipestone. 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.

August Solberg 'Gus' Marker

Professional hockey. He was born in Wetaskiwin (Alberta) on Tueday August 1, 1905 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Tueday October 7, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario) [Map].

Wetaskiwin [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Pipestone

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August Solberg 'Gus' Marker<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pipestone. 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- Pipestone) 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 Pipestone. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pipestone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pipestone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0500, Longitude: -113.7833     [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 Pipestone 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 334.045 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.966 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.439 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Pipestone could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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