A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Osterdock.
This page contains seven sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Osterdock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Osterdock and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Osterdock and surrounding area.
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 Osterdock. 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 Osterdock.
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 Clayton County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Clayton County sighting report from eBird.
Since Osterdock is near Delaware County and also Grant County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Osterdock.
How Far From Osterdock 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 city such as Osterdock to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Osterdock and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Osterdock ...
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 Osterdock. 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.
Author. He was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Friday June 27, 1913 and died in Dubuque (Iowa) on Wednesday May 4, 1977 at an age of 63. He was buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa) [Map].
Dick Hoerner (Born as Lester Junior Hoerner)
Professional football. He was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Tueday July 25, 1922 and died in Fullerton (California) on Saturday December 11, 2010 at an age of 88. He was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Marian Hurd McNeely
Author. She was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Thursday July 26, 1877 and died in Dubuque (Iowa) on Thursday December 18, 1930 at an age of 53. She was buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa) [Map].
Clifford Donald Simak
Author. He was born in Millville (Wisconsin) on Wednesday August 3, 1904 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday April 25, 1988 at an age of 83. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].
Frank H. Wheeler
Auto racing pioneer. He was born in Manchester (Iowa) on Saturday October 24, 1863 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Friday May 27, 1921 at an age of 57. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Osterdock. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Clayton County: www.claytoncountyiowa.net/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019