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Introduction ...

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

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 Springstead, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springstead and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springstead

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 Springstead. 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 Springstead.

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

Sighting report for Iron County

Since Springstead is near Price County and also Ashland County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Price County

Sighting report for Ashland County

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:

The Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springstead ...

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.

Boulder Junction   -   24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the East of Springstead   [Map]

Butternut   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Carter   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Dover   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Kaiser (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Park Falls   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Peeksville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Petes Landing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] 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 Springstead. 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.

Crime figure. He was born in Angri (Italy) [Map] on Friday January 12, 1894 and died in Hurley (Wisconsin) on Friday November 22, 1974 at the age of 80. He was buried at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Hurley [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Springstead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph James Capone<2>

Professional football. He was born in Gile (Wisconsin) on Tueday June 23, 1925 and died in Superior (Wisconsin) on Thursday August 19, 2010 at the age of 85. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Douglas County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Gile [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Springstead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dom Moselle

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.

Lac du Flambeau [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Springstead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani

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

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

  • Hurley [Map], which is the Seat of Iron County, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Springstead to Hurley, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,066 miles [9,762.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,819 miles [10,974.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,723 miles [7,600.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.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- Springstead) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springstead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0252, Longitude: -90.1368     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springstead 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: findagrave.com.
<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 Springstead 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 316.08 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.786 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.629 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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