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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Amos Addition to:

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the Southeast (SE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Amos Addition to White House, with an average speed<2>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 105 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 72 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,997 miles [11,260.6 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 7,766 miles [12,498.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,746 miles [9,247.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amos Addition ...

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.

Blaine   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Amos Addition   [Map]
Bullock   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Capitol   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Catherine Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
City Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Colorado   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Ensign Downs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Ensign Downs Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Featherstone   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Golden Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Great Westside   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hot Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Hunters   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Jones   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Jordan Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake View   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Martins   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Panorama   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Poplar Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Salt Lake City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Snow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Superior   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
University   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Willow Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [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 Amos Addition. 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.

Maude Adams     (Born as Maude Kiskadden)
  Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday November 11, 1872 and died in Tannersville (New York) on Friday July 17, 1953 at an age of 80.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Amos Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>
 
Parley Baer
  Actor. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 5, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday November 22, 2002 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Amos Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer
 
Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz
  Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Port Angeles (Washington) on Thursday February 14, 2002 at an age of 70.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Amos Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz
 
Brigham Young
  Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). He was born in Whitingham (Vermont) on Monday June 1, 1801 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 29, 1877 at an age of 76. He was buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Amos Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young
 
Loretta Young     (Born as Gretchen Young)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday January 6, 1913 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 12, 2000 at an age of 87.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Amos Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amos Addition. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7924, Longitude: -111.9316     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amos Addition 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 Amos Addition 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 331.959 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.529 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.789 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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