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

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How Far From Bearpaw 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 Bearpaw to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Bearpaw to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 38 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,359 miles [5,405.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,801 miles [9,335.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bearpaw ...

While the name Bearpaw is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Montana

Blaine County

Our profile page for Bearpaw, Blaine County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bearpaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.0828, Longitude: -150.6833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bearpaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Bearpaw 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 5.057 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.801 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.964 degrees.

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<7>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 Bearpaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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