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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Poorman 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 46 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 32 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,504 miles [5,639.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 137 days and walking would take 199 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,782 miles [9,305.2 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 6,466 miles [10,406 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,080 miles [8,175.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Poorman ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Poorman.

While the name Poorman is unique within Alaska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alaska

Idaho

Clearwater County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Clearwater County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Saskatchewan

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poorman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.0994, Longitude: -155.5439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poorman 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 Poorman 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 9.204 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 14.314 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 350.714 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Poorman.