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Curious and Interesting Names Near Old Wives ...

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.

  • Archive
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archive
    • Archive lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Old Wives
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archive came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Buttress
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttress
    • Buttress lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Wives
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buttress came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buttress
  • Congress
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congress
    • Congress lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Old Wives
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  • Expanse
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Expanse
    • Expanse lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Wives
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Expanse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Mayberry
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayberry
      • Mayberry lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Wives
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayberry came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayberry
    • Moose Jaw
    • Shamrock
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock
      • Shamrock lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Old Wives
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamrock
    • Vantage
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vantage
      • Vantage lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Old Wives
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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 Old Wives. 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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    • Glen Sonmore     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Moose Jaw (SK) on April 22, 1929 (a Monday) and died in Paris (ON) on December 14, 2014 (a Sunday) at the age of 85. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Moose Jaw is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Old Wives.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Sonmore<4>

How Far From Old Wives 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 community such as Old Wives to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Old Wives once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Old Wives and extending to:

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    • Regina, which is the Provincial Capital of Saskatchewan, lies 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Old Wives to Regina, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,432 miles [2,304.6 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 56 days and walking would take 82 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,292 miles [10,126 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,061 miles [11,363.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,066 miles [8,152.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Old Wives) 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 Old Wives. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old WivesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Wives. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2010, Longitude: -106.0045    
<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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Old Wives, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Old Wives to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.838 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.653 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.93 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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