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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Gilman Hot Springs.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Gilman Hot Springs 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 Gilman Hot Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Riverside [Map], which is the Seat of Riverside County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gilman Hot Springs to Riverside, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 412 miles [663 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,230 miles [3,588.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 127 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,551 miles [12,152.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,320 miles [13,389.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,297 miles [10,134 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gilman Hot Springs ...

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.

Cherry Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Gilman Hot Springs   [Map]
Eden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Homeland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Juniper Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview Hot Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Valley Vista   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [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 Gilman Hot Springs. 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.

Janet Gaynor     (Born as Laura Augusta Gainor)
  Oscar winning actress, painter. She was born in Germantown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 6, 1905 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Friday September 14, 1984 at an age of 78. She was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Gilman Hot Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janet Gaynor<7>
 
Gene Hackman     (Eugene Allen Hackman)
  Oscar winning actor, novelist. He was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday January 30, 1930

San Bernardino [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Gilman Hot Springs
 
Russell 'Lucky' Hayden     (Born as Hayden Michael 'Pate' Lucid)
  Actor. He was born in Chico (California) on Wednesday June 12, 1912 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Tueday June 9, 1931 at an age of 19.

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Gilman Hot Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell 'Lucky' Hayden
 
Edith Head     (Born as Edith Claire Posener)
  Oscar winning designer. She was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday October 28, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 24, 1981 at an age of 84.

San Bernardino [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Gilman Hot Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Head
 
William Hopper     (William DeWolf Hopper, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday January 26, 1915 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Friday March 6, 1970 at an age of 55. He was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Gilman Hot Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Hopper
 
Noble Johnson     (Noble Mark Johnson)
  Actor. He was born in Marshall (Missouri) on Monday April 18, 1881 and died in Yucaipa (California) on Monday January 9, 1978 at an age of 96.

Yucaipa [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Gilman Hot Springs
 
Guy Madison     (Born as Robert Ozell Madison)
  Actor. He was born in Pumpkin Center (California) on Thursday January 19, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Tueday February 6, 1996 at an age of 74.

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Gilman Hot Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Madison
 
Eleanor Parker     (Eleanor Jean Parker)
  Actress. She was born in Cedarville (Ohio) on Monday June 26, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday December 9, 2013 at an age of 91.

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Gilman Hot Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Parker
 
William Powell     (William Horatio Powell)
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 29, 1892 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday March 5, 1984 at an age of 91.

Palm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Gilman Hot Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Powell

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About Riverside County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Riverside County: www.co.riverside.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gilman Hot Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gilman Hot Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilman Hot Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8338, Longitude: -116.9878     [Map].

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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 Gilman Hot Springs 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 335.17 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.827 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.906 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gilman Hot Springs.



 
 
 

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