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The location of Hidden River









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Hidden River to San Bernardino, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 418 miles [672.7 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 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,185 miles [3,516.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 125 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,513 miles [12,091 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 8,281 miles [13,327 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,255 miles [10,066.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hidden River ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Hidden River.

While the name Hidden River is unique within California, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

Florida

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Hidden River, Sarasota County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the East.

Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Hidden River, Saint Mary's County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,204 miles [3,547 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hidden River ...

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.

Desert Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Hidden River   [Map]

Flamingo Heights   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Joshua Tree   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Palm Wells   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pioneertown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Smoke Tree   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunfair   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunfair Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Twentynine Palms   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [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 Hidden River. 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.

Chris Alcaide

Actor. He was born in Youngstown (Ohio) on Monday October 23, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Wednesday June 30, 2004 at an age of 81. He was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Alcaide<7>

Dorothy Arnold     (Born as Dorothy Arnoldine Olson)

Actress. She was born in Duluth (Minnesota) on Wednesday November 21, 1917 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Tueday November 13, 1984 at an age of 67. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Arnold

Busby Berkeley     (Born as Busby Berkeley William Enos)

Director, choreographer. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Friday November 29, 1895 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Sunday March 14, 1976 at an age of 80. He was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Busby Berkeley

Leo 'The Lip' Durocher

Major League Baseball. He was born in West Springfield (Massachusetts) on Thursday July 27, 1905 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday October 7, 1991 at an age of 86. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leo 'The Lip' Durocher

Frederick Landis 'Freddie' Fitzsimmons

Major League Baseball. He was born in Mishawaka (Indiana) on Sunday July 28, 1901 and died in Yucca Valley (California) on Sunday November 18, 1979 at an age of 78. He was buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Yucca Valley [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick Landis 'Freddie' Fitzsimmons

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janet Gaynor

Moss Hart

Playwright. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday October 24, 1904 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Wednesday December 20, 1961 at an age of 57. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moss Hart

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell 'Lucky' Hayden

Josephine Hill     (Born as Josephine Hill Brown)

Actress. She was born in San Francisco (California) on Tueday October 3, 1899 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Sunday December 17, 1989 at an age of 90. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Josephine Hill

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Hopper

Betty Hutton     (Born as Elizabeth June Thornburg)

Actress, singer. She was born in Battle Creek (Michigan) on Saturday February 26, 1921 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday March 12, 2007 at an age of 86. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Betty Hutton

Andrea Leeds     (Born as Antoinette Lees)

Actress. She was born in Butte (Montana) on Monday August 18, 1913 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday May 21, 1984 at an age of 70. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrea Leeds

Frederick Loewe

Composer. He was born in Vienna (Austria) [Map] on Monday June 10, 1901 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Sunday February 14, 1988 at an age of 86. He was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Palm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick Loewe

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The official website for San Bernardino County: www.sbcounty.gov/

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hidden River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hidden River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1783, Longitude: -116.3081     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hidden River 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 Hidden River 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 334.664 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.237 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.522 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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