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Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spread Eagle.

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 Spread Eagle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spread Eagle 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 Spread Eagle:
    • 45.881899, -88.139852
    • 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 Spread Eagle
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spread Eagle ...

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.

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    • Aurora [Florence County]

      • Aurora [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Spread Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle
    • Florence [Florence County]

      • Florence [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spread Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle
    • Granite Bluff [Dickinson County]

      • Granite Bluff [Dickinson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Spread Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Bluff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle
    • Hematite [Florence County]

      • Hematite [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Spread Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hematite
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle
    • Iron Mountain [Dickinson County]

      • Iron Mountain [Dickinson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Spread Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Mountain
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle
    • Pulp [Florence County]

      • Pulp [Florence County] lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Spread Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulp
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle
    • Ridgetop [Florence County]

      • Ridgetop [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Spread Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgetop
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle
    • Skidmore [Dickinson County]

      • Skidmore [Dickinson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Spread Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skidmore
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle

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 Spread Eagle. 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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    • Walter Bernard 'Wally' Hess     (Professional football)

      • Professional football. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday October 28, 1894 and died in Crystal Falls (Michigan) on Friday August 30, 1963 at the age of 68. He is buried at Mt. Mercy Cemetery (Lake County, Indiana).
      • Crystal Falls is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Spread Eagle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Bernard 'Wally' Hess<2>
    • Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani     (Professional football)

      • Professional football. He was born in Iron Mountain (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin) on Friday September 12, 1975 at the age of 66.
      • Iron Mountain is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Spread Eagle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani<2>

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

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

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    • Florence, which is the Seat of Florence County and lies just to the West Northwest.

    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Spread Eagle to Madison, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 8 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 742 miles [1,194.1 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,006 miles [9,665.7 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,756 miles [10,872.7 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,654 miles [7,489.9 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Florence County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

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- Spread Eagle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spread Eagle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8819, Longitude: -88.1399       In this case, the coordinates for Spread Eagle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>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.
<4>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 Spread Eagle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.693 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.197 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.588 degrees.






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