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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Tofty to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tofty to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Tofty 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 41 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,358 miles [5,404.2 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 5,731 miles [9,223.2 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 6,428 miles [10,344.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,986 miles [8,024.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tofty ...

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.

Eureka   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East of Tofty   [Map]
Flag Crossing   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jennie M. Crossing   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Manley Hot Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rampart   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Crossing   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Scotchmans Crossing   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodchopper   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tofty. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.0933, Longitude: -150.8772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tofty 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 Tofty 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 5.233 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.971 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.044 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tofty.



 
 
 

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