Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Four Corners misses the mark

Tourists who think they're putting a hand or foot in each of four states at the Four Corners area are apparently missing the mark -- by about 2.5 miles.

National Geodetic Survey officials say the Four Corners marker showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is about 2.5 miles west of the real spot.

The only place in the United States where four state boundaries come together was first plotted -- inaccurately, as it turns out -- by the government in 1868 during the initial survey of Colorado's southern border. 

-- times wire reports

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