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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Totem Park to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,269 miles [5,260.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,753 miles [9,258.6 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 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,979 miles [8,012.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Totem Park ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Snohomish County

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Distance: About 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Totem Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8628, Longitude: -147.7781     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Totem Park 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 Totem Park 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 2.579 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 7.089 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 344.662 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Totem Park.



 
 
 

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