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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 Otis Orchards-East Farms, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Otis Orchards-East Farms and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
    • Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
    • The National Weather Service forecast for Otis Orchards-East Farms
  • 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 Otis Orchards-East Farms:
    • 47.704799, -117.079874
    • 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 Otis Orchards-East Farms
  • 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 Otis Orchards-East Farms ...

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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Otis Orchards-East Farms
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Otis Orchards-East Farms
    • 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
  • Grand Junction [Kootenai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Junction
    • Grand Junction [Kootenai County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Otis Orchards-East Farms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Junction
  • Greenacres [Spokane County]
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    • Haycrop [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haycrop
      • Haycrop [Kootenai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Otis Orchards-East Farms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haycrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haycrop
    • Irwin [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Spokane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Liberty Lake [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Lake
      • Liberty Lake [Spokane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Otis Orchards-East Farms
      • 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>
    • Opportunity [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opportunity
      • Opportunity [Spokane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Otis Orchards-East Farms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opportunity
    • Pleasant View [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Kootenai County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Otis Orchards-East Farms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Post Falls [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Falls
      • Post Falls [Kootenai County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Otis Orchards-East Farms
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Post Falls<3>

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 Otis Orchards-East Farms. 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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    • Jack Bannon     (Actor)
      • Born: John James Bannon
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on June 14, 1940 (a Friday) and died in Coeur d'Alene (ID) on October 25, 2017 (a Wednesday) at the age of 77. We don't have any burial details.
      • Coeur d'Alene is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Bannon<4>
    • Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Spokane (WA) on February 17, 1905 (a Friday) and died in Spokane (WA) on November 1, 1944 (a Wednesday) at the age of 39. He is buried at Fairmount Memorial Park (Spokane County, Washington).
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt<4>
    • Leon Joseph Cadore     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Chicago (IL) on November 20, 1890 (a Thursday) and died in Spokane (WA) on March 16, 1958 (a Sunday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Bonner County, Idaho).
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Cadore<4>
    • Albert J. 'Curley' Dresden     (Actor)
    • Frankie Fontaine     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Cambridge (MA) on April 19, 1920 (a Monday) and died in Spokane (WA) on August 4, 1978 (a Friday) at the age of 58.
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Fontaine<4>
    • Clifton James     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Clifton James
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (WA) on May 29, 1920 (a Saturday) and died in Gladstone (OR) on April 15, 2017 (a Saturday) at the age of 96. The body was cremated.
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifton James<4>
    • Catherine Lee 'Cathy' Lewis     (Actress)
    • Darren McGavin     (Actor)
      • Born: William Lyle Richardson
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (WA) on May 7, 1922 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on February 25, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darren McGavin<4>
    • John McIntire     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (WA) on June 27, 1907 (a Thursday) and died in Pasadena (CA) on January 30, 1991 (a Wednesday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Tobacco Valley Cemetery (Lincoln County, Montana).
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McIntire<4>
    • Seena Owen     (Actress, screenwriter)
      • Born: Signe Auen
      • Actress, screenwriter. She was born in Spokane (WA) on November 14, 1894 (a Wednesday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on August 15, 1966 (a Monday) at the age of 71. She is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Seena Owen<4>
    • Jay Harris Pickett     (Actor, writer, producer)
      • Actor, writer, producer. He was born in Spokane (WA) on February 10, 1961 (a Friday) and died in Oreana (ID) on July 30, 2021 (a Friday) at the age of 60. The body was cremated.
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Harris Pickett<4>
    • Amzie Strickland     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born on January 10, 1919 (a Friday) and died in Spokane (WA) on July 5, 2006 (a Wednesday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Spokane is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Otis Orchards-East Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amzie Strickland<4>

How Far From Otis Orchards-East Farms 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 Otis Orchards-East Farms to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Otis Orchards-East Farms and extending to:

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    • Spokane, which is the Seat of Spokane County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Otis Orchards-East Farms to Spokane, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 275 miles [442.6 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,076 miles [3,341 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 118 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,678 miles [10,747.2 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 7,445 miles [11,981.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,517 miles [8,878.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

The Communities of Washington

About Spokane County

About Washington

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Otis Orchards-East Farms) 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 Otis Orchards-East Farms. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Otis Orchards-East Farms
<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 Otis Orchards-East Farms 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 336.566 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.446 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.335 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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