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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Whiskey Gap to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Whiskey Gap to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Whiskey Gap to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,750 miles [2,816.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,332 miles [8,581 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whiskey Gap ...

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.

Chief Mountain   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West of Whiskey Gap   [Map]
Hill Spring   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillspring   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain View   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Raymond   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stand Off   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twin Butte   -   40 miles [64.4 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 Whiskey Gap. 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.

Colin Archibald Low
  Filmmaker, director, producer. He was born in Cardston (Alberta) on Saturday July 24, 1926 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at an age of 89.

Cardston [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Whiskey Gap
 
Fay Wray     (Vina Fay Wray)
  Actress. She was born in Cardston (Alberta) on Sunday September 15, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday August 8, 2004 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cardston [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Whiskey Gap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fay Wray<7>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Whiskey Gap. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whiskey Gap) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whiskey Gap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.0333, Longitude: -113.0333     [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 Whiskey Gap 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 333.359 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.852 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.581 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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