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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   -   9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the South of Star Prairie   [Map]

Clear Lake   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Cylon   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Deer Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Emerald Station   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Forest   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Horse Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Little Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sand Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [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.

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte<2>

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Star Prairie

White Bear Lake [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Star Prairie

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

Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He was buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Boyceville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko

Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He was buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Boyceville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy 'Handy Andy' Pafko

Pioneer of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, publisher of Craftsman Magazine. He was born in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday March 9, 1857 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Monday April 20, 1942 at the age of 85. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York) [Map].

Osceola [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gustav Stickley

Artist. He was born in Wells (New York) on Friday November 7, 1828 and died in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday August 19, 1895 at the age of 66. He was buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Osceola [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Star Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leonard Wells Volk

How Far From Star Prairie to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village 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 18 miles [29 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 just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 213 miles [342.8 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 903 miles [1,453.2 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 6,187 miles [9,957 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 6,941 miles [11,170.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,849 miles [7,803.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wisconsin

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Star Prairie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Star Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Star Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1983, Longitude: -92.5319     [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 317.777 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.598 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.181 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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