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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Moores Siding, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moores Siding and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Moores Siding and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Moores Siding. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Moores Siding.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Kossuth County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Kossuth County sighting report from eBird.

Since Moores Siding is near Faribault County and also Winnebago County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Faribault County

Sighting report for Winnebago County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Moores Siding.

How Far From Moores Siding 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 Moores Siding to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Moores Siding once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Moores Siding and extending to:

  • Algona [Map], which is the Seat of Kossuth County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Moores Siding to Algona, with an average speed<3> 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 just over a day.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,329 miles [10,185.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,083 miles [11,399 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,987 miles [8,025.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Moores Siding ...

While the name Moores Siding is unique within Iowa, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Iowa

Michigan

Clare County

Our profile page for Moores Siding, Clare County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Clare County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moores Siding ...

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.

Blue Earth (MN)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North of Moores Siding   [Map]

Dell (MN)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Frost (MN)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

German Valley   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Granada (MN)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lakota   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Lone Rock   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pilot Grove (MN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rake   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Moores Siding. 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.

Joseph Hilarian 'Joe' Hatten

Major League Baseball. He was born in Bancroft (Iowa) on Tueday November 7, 1916 and died in Redding (California) on Friday December 16, 1988 at an age of 72. He was buried at Ogburn Inwood Cemetery (Shasta County, California) [Map].

Bancroft [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Moores Siding

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Hilarian 'Joe' Hatten<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Iowa

About Kossuth County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Moores Siding, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moores Siding) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moores Siding. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4591, Longitude: -94.1280     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moores Siding have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Moores Siding to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.889 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.635 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.49 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Moores Siding could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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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