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The location of Dishkakat









Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Dishkakat 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 49 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 34 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,568 miles [5,742.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 140 days and walking would take 203 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,804 miles [9,340.6 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 6,481 miles [10,430.2 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Dishkakat) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dishkakat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.6331, Longitude: -157.4767     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dishkakat 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 Dishkakat 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 10.841 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 16.111 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 352.226 degrees.

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