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Capitol Block Addition, Utah

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Introduction ...

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

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 Capitol Block Addition, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Capitol Block Addition and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Capitol Block Addition 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 Capitol Block Addition. 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 Capitol Block Addition.

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

The Weber County sighting report from eBird.

Since Capitol Block Addition is near Davis County and also Morgan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Davis County

Sighting report for Morgan 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

The website, centered on Capitol Block Addition.

How Far From Capitol Block Addition 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 Capitol Block 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 Capitol Block Addition and extending to:

  • Ogden [Map], which is the Seat of Weber County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Capitol Block Addition to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,972 miles [11,220.3 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 7,740 miles [12,456.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,723 miles [9,210.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Capitol Block 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.

Chamberlains   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Capitol Block Addition   [Map]

Cross   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Crouch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Dundee Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Golden View   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Harris   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Hunters   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Lark Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Lovelock   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Maple Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Mitchell   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Pearwood Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Purdy   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Riders   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

University Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

University Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

University Place   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Capitol Block 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.

Solon Hannibal Borglum

Artist. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Tueday December 22, 1868 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Tueday January 31, 1922 at an age of 53. He was buried at Silvermine Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut) [Map].

Ogden [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Capitol Block Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum<7>

Byron Foulger

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Sunday August 27, 1899 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday April 4, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Ogden [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Capitol Block Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Byron Foulger

Moroni Olsen

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Thursday June 27, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 22, 1954 at an age of 65.

Ogden [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Capitol Block Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moroni Olsen

Danny Walton

Major League Baseball. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1947 and died in Morgan (Utah) on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at an age of 70. He was buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah) [Map].

Morgan [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Capitol Block Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Weber County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Weber County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Capitol Block Addition. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2216, Longitude: -111.9494     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Capitol Block 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 Capitol Block 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 332.013 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.629 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.767 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:

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