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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 Tesuque, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tesuque 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 Tesuque:
    • 35.761696, -105.932521
    • 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 Tesuque
  • 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 Tesuque ...

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.

  • Chili [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chili
    • Chili [Rio Arriba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Tesuque
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chili have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chili
  • Clara Peak [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clara Peak
    • Clara Peak [Rio Arriba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Tesuque
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clara Peak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clara Peak
  • El Dorado [Santa Fe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Dorado
    • El Dorado [Santa Fe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Tesuque
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Dorado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Dorado
  • Frijoles [Sandoval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frijoles
    • Frijoles [Sandoval County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Tesuque
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frijoles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frijoles
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    • Geronimo [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geronimo
      • Geronimo [San Miguel County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Tesuque
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geronimo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geronimo
    • Holy Ghost [San Miguel County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holy Ghost
      • Holy Ghost [San Miguel County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Tesuque
    • Kennedy [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Santa Fe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Tesuque
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Madrid [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madrid
      • Madrid [Santa Fe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Tesuque
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madrid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madrid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madrid<3>
    • Waldo [Santa Fe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Santa Fe County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Tesuque
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Tesuque. 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.

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    • Bill Daily     (Actor, comedian)
      • Full name: William Edward Daily, Jr.
      • Actor, comedian. He was born in Des Moines (IA) on August 30, 1927 (a Tueday) and died in Santa Fe (NM) on September 4, 2018 (a Tueday) at the age of 91. The body was cremated.
      • Santa Fe is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Tesuque.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Daily<4>
    • Richard Lee Dorman     (Architect, author)
      • Architect, author. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on November 27, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Santa Fe (NM) on April 3, 2010 (a Saturday) at the age of 87.
      • Santa Fe is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Tesuque.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Lee Dorman<4>
    • Milton Kibbee     (Actor)
    • Winfield Townley Scott     (Author)
    • Louis Alexander Slotin     (Physicist, chemist)
      • Physicist, chemist. He was born in Winnipeg (MB) on December 1, 1910 (a Thursday) and died in Los Alamos (NM) on May 30, 1946 (a Thursday) at the age of 35.
      • Los Alamos is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Tesuque.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Alexander Slotin<4>
    • Louis P. Slotin     (Physicist, chemist)
      • Physicist, chemist. He was born in Winnipeg (MB) on December 1, 1910 (a Thursday) and died in Los Alamos (NM) on May 30, 1946 (a Thursday) at the age of 35.
      • Los Alamos is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Tesuque.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis P. Slotin<4>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)

How Far From Tesuque to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Santa Fe, which is the Seat of Santa Fe County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies just to the south southwest (SSW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Tesuque to White House, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 91 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 63 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,130 miles [11,474.6 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 7,890 miles [12,697.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,805 miles [9,342.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Santa Fe County: www.co.santa-fe.nm.us/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Tesuque) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tesuque. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TesuqueOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tesuque. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7617, Longitude: -105.9325       In this case, the coordinates for Tesuque have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Tesuque 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 326.793 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.93 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.829 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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