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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Big Arm:
    • 47.798141, -114.294845
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Big Arm
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Arm ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bear Dance [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Dance
    • Bear Dance [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Arm
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Dance
  • Elmo [Lake County]
  • Hog Heaven [Flathead County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Heaven
    • Hog Heaven [Flathead County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Big Arm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hog Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kings Point [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
    • Kings Point [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Big Arm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
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    • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mary Ronan
      • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Arm
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mary Ronan
    • Mountain View [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Lake County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Arm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocky Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Arm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Spring Valley [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Lake County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Big Arm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turtle Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Arm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake

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 Big Arm. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Robert Bray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (Montana) on Tueday October 23, 1917 and died in Bishop (California) on Monday March 7, 1983 at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Kalispell is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Big Arm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Bray<4>
    • William Swetland     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (Montana) on Wednesday October 15, 1913 and died in Branford (Connecticut) on Friday October 31, 2003 at the age of 90. He is buried at Westwood Cemetery (Lorain County, Ohio).
      • Kalispell is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Big Arm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Swetland<4>

How Far From Big Arm to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Big Arm to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Big Arm and extending to:

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    • Polson, which is the Seat of Lake County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Big Arm to Polson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the southeast (SE). 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) is 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,387 miles [11,888.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lake County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake County: www.lakecounty-mt.org/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Arm) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Big Arm. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big ArmOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Arm. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7981, Longitude: -114.2948    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Big Arm to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.321 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.859 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.546 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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