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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 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 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.

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<7>
 
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
 
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
 
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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Hidden River

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

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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Powell

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hidden River. The point that we are using 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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