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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Cuba Mines:
    • 40.888391, -78.235569
    • 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 Cuba Mines
  • 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 Cuba Mines ...

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.

  • Casanova [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casanova
    • Casanova [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cuba Mines
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casanova
  • Coaldale [Centre County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Coaldale [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cuba Mines
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
  • Glass City [Centre County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glass City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glass City
    • Glass City [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cuba Mines
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass City
  • Graham [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Clearfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Cuba Mines
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
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    • Hawk Run [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Run
      • Hawk Run [Clearfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Cuba Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawk Run
    • Oak Grove [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Clearfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Cuba Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pardee [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pardee
      • Pardee [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cuba Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pardee
    • Sandy Ridge [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cuba Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
    • Scotch Hollow [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Hollow
      • Scotch Hollow [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Cuba Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hollow
    • Spike Island [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spike Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spike Island
      • Spike Island [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cuba Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spike Island
    • Stumptown [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stumptown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Clearfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cuba Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown

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 Cuba Mines. 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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    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 24, 1863 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 24, 1938 at the age of 74. He is buried at Harrisburg Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bellefonte is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Cuba Mines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Grey Barnard<3>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Dysart (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 8, 1922 and died in Solvang (California) on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 81. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Dysart is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Cuba Mines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Francis Gionfriddo<3>
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • George 'Germany' Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 21, 1863 and died in Altoona (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 1, 1927 at the age of 64. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Altoona is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Cuba Mines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<3>
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jamesville (New York) on Sunday January 8, 1922 and died in State College (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 8, 1977 at the age of 55. He is buried at Centre County Memorial Park (Centre County, Pennsylvania).
      • State College is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Cuba Mines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steve Suhey<3>
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in State College (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 22, 1897 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Thursday December 12, 1963 at the age of 66. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • State College is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Cuba Mines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas<3>

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

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

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    • Clearfield, which is the Seat of Clearfield County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cuba Mines to Clearfield, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 151 miles [243 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,862 miles [9,434 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,454 miles [7,168 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Clearfield County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clearfield County: www.clearfieldco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cuba Mines) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cuba Mines. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8884, Longitude: -78.2356       In this case, the coordinates for Cuba Mines 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Cuba Mines to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.478 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.414 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.461 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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