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Introduction ...

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

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 Redus, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Redus and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Redus 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 Redus. 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 Redus.

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 Scotts Bluff County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Scotts Bluff County sighting report from eBird.

Since Redus is near Furnas County and also Sioux County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Furnas County

Sighting report for Sioux 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 Redus.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Redus and extending to:

  • Gering [Map], which is the Seat of Scotts Bluff County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Redus to Gering, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 380 miles [611.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,420 miles [2,285.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,711 miles [10,800.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,474 miles [12,028.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,411 miles [8,708.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Redus ...

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.

Covert   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Redus   [Map]

Hartman   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Henry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

James   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Jane   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Joyce   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mitchell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Roach   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Terrytown   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Trout   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [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 Redus. 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.

John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hastings (Nebraska) on Tueday July 18, 1916 and died in Scottsbluff (Nebraska) on Sunday June 1, 2003 at an age of 86. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Scottsbluff [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Redus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Scotts Bluff County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scotts Bluff County: www.scottsbluffcounty.org/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Redus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Redus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9994, Longitude: -103.8713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Redus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Redus to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 325.88 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.526 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.072 degrees.

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<7>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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