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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Basher, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Basher and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Basher and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Basher. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Basher.

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Basher.

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 565 miles [909.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Basher 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 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,352 miles [5,394.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 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 6,006 miles [9,665.7 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 6,702 miles [10,785.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Basher ...

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


Communities Outside of Alaska

Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Basher, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,939 miles [4,729.9 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Basher ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Anchorage   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Basher   [Map]

Green Acres   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Homesite Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Knik Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mountain View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rogers Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Turnagain Heights   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Wonder Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Basher. 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.

Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Born as Ada Blackjack Delutuk)

Explorer. She was born in Solomon (Alaska) on Tueday May 10, 1898 and died in Anchorage (Alaska) on Sunday May 29, 1983 at an age of 85. She was buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (Anchorage Municipality, Alaska) [Map].

Anchorage [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Basher

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ada Blackjack Johnson<7>

Sydney Mortimer Laurence

Artist. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday October 14, 1865 and died in Anchorage (Alaska) on Thursday September 12, 1940 at an age of 74. He was buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (Anchorage Municipality, Alaska) [Map].

Anchorage [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Basher

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Mortimer Laurence

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Basher. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Basher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.1542, Longitude: -149.7000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Basher 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 Basher 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 4.20 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.931 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.399 degrees.

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<7>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.

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