Sunday, June 29, 2008

Four Corners

The Four Corners is the only place in the United States where four states come together at one place. Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado meet at the Four Corners. Here a person can stand in 4 states at one time – although we did not manage to do that – only got 3 out of 4 - bummer. This landmark is on Navajo Nation land and is open for visits – for a price of course ($3 per person).

“The Four Corners Monument was originally surveyed and established by the US Government Surveyors and Astronomers in 1868 with the survey of Colorado's southern boundary. Surveys followed of New Mexico's west boundary and Utah's east boundary in 1878. The northern boundary of Arizona was surveyed in 1901. A small permanent marker was erected in 1912 where the boundaries of the four states intersected. The Monument was refurbished in 1992 with a bronze disk embedded in granite. Each of the state boundaries radiate from the disk and each state's seal rests within that state's boundary.” Quote taken from

In all honesty, I actually did take this picture. However, it is a picture of a picture postcard. And, I added the writing, and cropped the picture so it is only slightly stolen/pilfered/plagiarized.

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