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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Star Prairie

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 Star Prairie. 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 Star Prairie.

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

Sighting report for Saint Croix County

Since Star Prairie is near Polk County and also Washington County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Polk County

Sighting report for Washington 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 Star Prairie ...

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.

Boardman   -   6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the South of Star Prairie   [Map]

Cylon   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Deer Park   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Erin Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Horse Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Little Falls   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Maple Island (MN)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Star Prairie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stillwater (MN)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [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 Star Prairie. 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.

Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at the age of 50. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet<2>

Professional hockey. He was born on Friday June 3, 1927 and died in North Oaks (Minnesota) on Tueday April 7, 1981 at the age of 53. He was buried at Timmins Memorial Cemetery (Cochrane District, Ontario) [Map].

North Oaks [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte

Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday July 18, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday September 20, 1949 at the age of 56. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dix

Professional boxer. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday November 16, 1926 and died in Farmington (Minnesota) on Sunday January 28, 1979 at the age of 52. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Farmington [Map] is located 44 miles [70.8 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Daniel Flanagan

Author. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Wednesday April 6, 1966 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at the age of 47. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vincent Joseph Flynn

Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Thursday January 19, 1888 and died in Calistoga (California) on Sunday December 13, 1970 at the age of 82. He was buried at St. Helena Cemetery (California).

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold 'Chick' Gandil

Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Thursday January 19, 1888 and died in Calistoga (California) on Sunday December 13, 1970 at the age of 82. He was buried at St. Helena Cemetery (California).

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Arnold 'Chick' Gandil

Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Sunday November 24, 1912 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Friday October 8, 2004 at the age of 91. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelo John 'Tony' Giuliani

Professional hockey. He was born in White Bear Lake (Minnesota) on Friday February 9, 1894 and died in White Bear Lake (Minnesota) on Tueday November 13, 1979 at the age of 85. He was buried at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery (Ramsey County, Minnesota) [Map].

White Bear Lake [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Star Prairie

White Bear Lake [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis Xavier 'Moose' Goheen, Sr.

Comedian, actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Saturday February 24, 1968 and died in Livingston (New Jersey) on Tueday March 29, 2005 at the age of 37. He was buried at Roselawn Cemetery (Ramsey County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mitchell Lee 'Mitch' Hedberg

Railroad pioneer. He was born in Eramosa (Ontario) on Sunday September 16, 1838 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Monday May 29, 1916 at the age of 77.

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jerome Hill

Professional football. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Wednesday May 27, 1903 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Friday March 2, 1962 at the age of 58. He was buried at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery (Pennsylvania).

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter 'Walt' Kiesling

Professional boxer. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday June 10, 1969 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Sunday September 28, 1997 at the age of 28.

Saint Paul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Montantes

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

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

  • Hudson [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Croix County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Star Prairie to Hudson, with an average speed<3> 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.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,191 miles [9,963.4 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 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,853 miles [7,810.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Wisconsin Community

About Saint Croix County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Croix County: www.co.saint-croix.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

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- Star Prairie) 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 Star Prairie. 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 Town of Star Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1625, Longitude: -92.5935     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star Prairie 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 Star Prairie 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 317.821 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.643 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.224 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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