A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Laguna Seca, California
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Laguna Seca.
This page contains four sections:
How Far From Laguna Seca to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Laguna Seca to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Laguna Seca and extending to:
Communities Also Named Laguna Seca ...
While the name Laguna Seca is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.
Communities Outside of California
Distance: About 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km] to the East Southeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Laguna Seca ...
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.
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 Laguna Seca. 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.
Ansel Adams (Ansel Easton Adams)
Photographer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday February 20, 1902 and died in Monterey (California) on Sunday April 22, 1984 at an age of 82.
Charles 'Chas' Crocker
Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Troy (New York) on Monday September 16, 1822 and died in Monterey (California) on Tueday August 14, 1888 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].
John Denver (Born as Henry John Detschendorf, Jr.)
Singer, musician, songwriter, actor, environmentalist, humanitarian. He was born in Roswell (New Mexico) on Friday December 31, 1943 and died in Pacific Grove (California) on Sunday October 12, 1997 at an age of 53.
Joan Fontaine (Born as Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland)
Oscar winning actress. She was born in Tokyo (Japan) [Map] on Monday October 22, 1917 and died in Carmel-by-the-Sea (California) on Sunday December 15, 2013 at an age of 96.
Jenna McMahon (Born as Mary Virginia Skinner)
Actress, writer, producer. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 14, 1933 and died in Monterey (California) on Monday March 2, 2015 at an age of 81.
Pulitzer Prize winning author. He was born in Salinas (California) on Thursday February 27, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Friday December 20, 1968 at an age of 66.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Monterey County: www.co.monterey.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 06 Mar 2019