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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 Bessemer Bend, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bessemer Bend 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 Bessemer Bend:
    • 42.758020, -106.520312
    • 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 Bessemer Bend
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Natrona County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Natrona County
    • Since Bessemer Bend is near Converse County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Converse County
  • 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 Bessemer Bend ...

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.

  • Bar Nunn [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Nunn
    • Bar Nunn [Natrona County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bessemer Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,870 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bar Nunn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bar Nunn<2>
  • Bishop [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Natrona County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Bessemer Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
  • Casper [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper
    • Casper [Natrona County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bessemer Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,498 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casper<2>
  • Crimson Dawn [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crimson Dawn
    • Crimson Dawn [Natrona County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Bessemer Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crimson Dawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crimson Dawn
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Goose Egg [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Egg
      • Goose Egg [Natrona County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Bessemer Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Egg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Egg
    • Mountain View [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Natrona County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bessemer Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Paradise Valley [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Valley
      • Paradise Valley [Natrona County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bessemer Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Valley
    • Red Butte [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Natrona County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bessemer Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Butte
    • Winter Crossing [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Crossing
      • Winter Crossing [Natrona County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bessemer Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Crossing

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 Bessemer Bend. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurie Anders     (Actress, entertainer)
      • Actress, entertainer. She was born in Casper (Wyoming) on Monday January 16, 1922 and died in Tarzana (California) on Saturday October 3, 1992 at the age of 70. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Casper is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Bessemer Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Anders<4>

How Far From Bessemer Bend to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bessemer Bend to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Casper, which is the Seat of Natrona County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bessemer Bend to Casper, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,555 miles [2,502.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 89 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,740 miles [10,847 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 7,507 miles [12,081.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,463 miles [8,791.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Natrona County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Natrona County: www.natrona.net/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bessemer Bend) 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 Bessemer Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bessemer BendOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bessemer Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7580, Longitude: -106.5203       In this case, the coordinates for Bessemer Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Bessemer Bend 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 327.933 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.995 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.468 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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