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Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Shell ...

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.

  • Echo Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Bay
    • Echo Bay lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Big Shell
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Bay
  • Hawkeye
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkeye
    • Hawkeye lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Shell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkeye came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkeye
  • Lucky Man
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Man
    • Lucky Man lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Big Shell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky Man came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky Man
  • Mildred
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mildred
    • Mildred lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Shell
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    • Oscar Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oscar Lake
      • Oscar Lake lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Big Shell
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    • Pebble Baye
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble Baye
      • Pebble Baye lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Big Shell
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    • Pelican Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican Cove
      • Pelican Cove lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Shell
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    • Shell Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Lake
      • Shell Lake lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Lake
    • Spiritwood

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 Big Shell. 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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    • Ron 'Atch' Atchison     (Professional football)

How Far From Big Shell to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Big Shell to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Regina, which is the Provincial Capital of Saskatchewan, lies 218 miles [350.8 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Big Shell to Regina, with an average speed<5>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) is 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 86 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,141 miles [9,883 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 6,910 miles [11,120.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,948 miles [7,963 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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The official website for Province of Saskatchewan: www.saskatchewan.ca/

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 from Point A (ie- Big Shell) 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 Big Shell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big ShellOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Shell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2006, Longitude: -107.1351    
<2>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.
<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 Big Shell 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 328.727 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.97 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.011 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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