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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 Opportunity, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Opportunity 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 Opportunity:
    • 47.657120, -117.239758
    • 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 Opportunity
  • 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

Communities Also Named Opportunity ...

We have found two communities that share the name Opportunity.

Within Washington, the name Opportunity is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Montana
      • Deer Lodge County
      • This Opportunity is located in Deer Lodge County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Opportunity that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opportunity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Deer Lodge County community of Opportunity.
    • Nebraska
      • Holt County
      • This Opportunity is located in Holt County and lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Opportunity that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opportunity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Opportunity.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Opportunity ...

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.

  • Alpha [Spokane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha [Spokane County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Opportunity
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chester [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Spokane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Opportunity
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
  • Dishman [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dishman
    • Dishman [Spokane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Opportunity
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dishman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dishman
  • Greenacres [Spokane County]
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    • Hillyard [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillyard
      • Hillyard [Spokane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Opportunity
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillyard
    • Irwin [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Spokane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Opportunity
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Liberty Lake [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Lake
      • Liberty Lake [Spokane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Opportunity
      • Estimated population in 2015: 8,906 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty Lake<3>
    • Mica [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mica
      • Mica [Spokane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Opportunity
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mica
    • Orchard Park [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Park
      • Orchard Park [Spokane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Opportunity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Orchard Prairie [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Prairie
      • Orchard Prairie [Spokane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Opportunity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Prairie

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 Opportunity. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Jack Bannon     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Friday June 14, 1940 and died in Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at the age of 77. We don't have any burial details.
      • Coeur d'Alene is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Bannon<4>
    • Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Friday February 17, 1905 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Wednesday November 1, 1944 at the age of 39. He is buried at Fairmount Memorial Park (Spokane County, Washington).
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt<4>
    • Leon Joseph Cadore     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday November 20, 1890 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Sunday March 16, 1958 at the age of 67. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Bonner County, Idaho).
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Cadore<4>
    • Albert J. 'Curley' Dresden     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Sunday June 7, 1953 at the age of 53. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Spokane County, Washington).
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert J. 'Curley' Dresden<4>
    • Frankie Fontaine     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Monday April 19, 1920 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Friday August 4, 1978 at the age of 58.
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Fontaine<4>
    • Clifton James     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Saturday May 29, 1920 and died in Gladstone (Oregon) on Saturday April 15, 2017 at the age of 96. The body was cremated.
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifton James<4>
    • Catherine Lee 'Cathy' Lewis     (Actress)
    • Darren McGavin     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Sunday May 7, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday February 25, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darren McGavin<4>
    • John McIntire     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Thursday June 27, 1907 and died in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday January 30, 1991 at the age of 83. He is buried at Tobacco Valley Cemetery (Lincoln County, Montana).
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McIntire<4>
    • Seena Owen     (Actress, screenwriter)
      • Actress, screenwriter. She was born in Spokane (Washington) on Wednesday November 14, 1894 and died in Hollywood (California) on Monday August 15, 1966 at the age of 71. She is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Seena Owen<4>
    • Amzie Strickland     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born on Friday January 10, 1919 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Wednesday July 5, 2006 at the age of 87. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Spokane is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Opportunity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amzie Strickland<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spokane, which is the Seat of Spokane County and lies just to the West.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 268 miles [431.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Opportunity to Olympia, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 82 days and walking would take 119 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,684 miles [10,756.9 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 7,451 miles [11,991.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,524 miles [8,890 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Spokane County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Spokane County: www.spokanecounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Opportunity) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Opportunity. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OpportunityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opportunity. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6571, Longitude: -117.2398    
<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 Opportunity 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 336.694 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.591 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.442 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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