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United States : Kansas

6.2 miles (10.0 km) S of Blue Mound (Linn), Bourbon, KS, USA
Approx. altitude: 317 m (1040 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 85°E

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#2: Looking South from confluence with Eric #3: Looking East from confluence with Justin #4: Looking West from confluence #5: Looking North from confluence

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  38°N 95°W  

#1: Justin, Jim and Tom at 38N 95W

(visited by Jim Jackson, Tom Jackson, Justin Jackson and Eric Jackson)

23-Dec-2000 -- I currently live in central New York, but I grew up in Kansas. My family were going to be back in the Midwest for the Christmas break visiting relatives and I thought it would be fun to visit a couple of confluences.

38 N 95 W is south of my Dad's house and it appeared to be fairly easy to reach, being a few hundred feet out into a field from a dirt road, see aerial picture. We (Tom Jackson, my father, Justin, my older son, Eric, my younger son, and myself Jim Jackson) arrived at the corner of the road and parked the van just off the road in a access entrance to the field. Just as we were getting out of the van, a farm truck was coming down the road and slowing down. The gentleman came over to us and was concerned that we were having car trouble. I explained that we were seeking an intersection of latitude and longitude. He said that he was the owner of the land and that for years there has been rumors and speculation among his family and friends that the hedge row at the north end of the field ran along the 38th parallel.

I told him that the 38th parallel should a bit south of the hedge row and asked if we could go out into his field and find the intersection. He agreed and we took off. We went a few hundred feet to the east along the hedge row to 95 W and then south to 38 N. Pic #1 is taken from the confluence looking to the north with the hedge row behind us (from left, Justin, Jim, Tom). Pic #2 is taken form the confluence looking south with Eric pointing downward to indicate the picture direction is south. Pic #3 has Justin giving a compass direction of east. In both Pic #2 and #3 the stocking hat placed on a weed is the position that Pic#6 of the Magellan GPS Tracker was taken showing 38 N 95 W. Pic #4 is to the west and Pic #5 is to the north.


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#1: Justin, Jim and Tom at 38N 95W
#2: Looking South from confluence with Eric
#3: Looking East from confluence with Justin
#4: Looking West from confluence
#5: Looking North from confluence
#6: Tracker at 38N 95W
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