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Curious and Interesting Names Near Willow Flats ...

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.

  • Peace River Flats
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peace River Flats came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace River Flats
    • Peace River Flats lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Willow Flats
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace River Flats
  • School Draw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for School Draw came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for School Draw
    • School Draw lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Willow Flats
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on School Draw
  • Yellowknife

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 Willow Flats. 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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    • Margot Kidder     (Actress. actovost)
      • Actress. actovost. She was born in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) on Wednesday October 27, 1948 and died on Sunday May 13, 2018 at the age of 69.
      • Yellowknife is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Willow Flats.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margot Kidder<4>

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

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

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    • Yellowknife, which is the Territorial Capital of Northwest Territories, lies just to the southwest (SW).
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Willow Flats to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 109 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 75 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,706 miles [9,182.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,466 miles [10,406 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,646 miles [7,477 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willow Flats) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Flats. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.4600, Longitude: -114.3528    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Willow Flats to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.285 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.028 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.76 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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