Tuesday, April 21, 2009

from the "I can't find it" dept.

Breaking news from the world of boundaries: the Four Corners marker that is supposed to mark the quad-point of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah -- doesn't. The U.S. National Geodetic Survey says the monument marking the spot is 2.5 miles/4 kilometres off.

"National Geodetic Survey officials say the Four Corners marker showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) west of where it should be, the Desert News reported.

The only place in the United States where four state boundaries come together was first surveyed by the government in 1868 during the initial survey of Colorado's southern boundary. The survey was inaccurate..." [...MORE...]


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