Monday, April 20, 2009

Four Corners Monumental mistake?

It seems X doesn't mark the spot after all.

The Desert News reports that the popular monument that is supposed to locate where the states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico meet is actually ... about 2.5 miles west of where the states really do converge.

According to the article:
The true location would be downhill to the east of U.S. 160 in Colorado and northeast of the San Juan River as it flows into New Mexico.
The article offers a brief but interesting history of the site, and say a surveying error led to the misplacement of the monument. Over time the new location has become legally binding. Seems, too, that Colorado and New Mexico gained from the error, while Utah and Arizona lost some turf.

There are no plans to move the monument, though, the article states.

Read the article here.
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