A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Holyoke.
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 Holyoke, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Holyoke and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Holyoke 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 Holyoke. 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 Holyoke.
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 Carlton County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Carlton County sighting report from eBird.
Since Holyoke is near Pine County and also Douglas 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 Holyoke.
How Far From Holyoke 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 Holyoke to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Holyoke and extending to:
Communities Also Named Holyoke ...
We have found 5 communities that share the name Holyoke.
While the name Holyoke is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Minnesota
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Southwest.
Our profile page for Holyoke, Ellsworth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Ellsworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Our profile page for Holyoke, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the East.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Holyoke ...
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 Holyoke. 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.
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].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Duluth (Minnesota) on Sunday August 12, 1900 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday July 3, 1982 at an age of 81. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].
Peggy Knudsen (Born as Margaret Ann Knudsen)
Actress. She was born in Duluth (Minnesota) on Friday April 27, 1923 and died in Encino (California) on Friday July 11, 1980 at an age of 57. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Jessica Lange (Jessica Phyllis Lange)
Professional football. He was born in Gile (Wisconsin) on Tueday June 23, 1925 and died in Superior (Wisconsin) on Thursday August 19, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Douglas County, Wisconsin) [Map].
Marian Nixon (Born as Marian Nissinen)
Actress. She was born in Superior (Wisconsin) on Thursday October 20, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 13, 1983 at an age of 78. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Barbara Payton (Born as Barbara Redfield)
Actress. She was born in Cloquet (Minnesota) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday May 8, 1967 at an age of 39.
Professional football. He was born in Duluth (Minnesota) on Sunday January 25, 1925 and died in Santa Clara (California) on Monday October 27, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park (Santa Clara County, California) [Map].
Thomas Mark Williams
Professional hockey. He was born in Duluth (Minnesota) on Wednesday April 17, 1940 and died in Marlborough (Massachusetts) on Saturday February 8, 1992 at an age of 51. He was buried at Forestvale Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holyoke. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Carlton County: www.co.carlton.mn.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019