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United States : Illinois

5.1 miles (8.2 km) NW of Tallula (Menard), Cass, IL, USA
Approx. altitude: 182 m (597 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 90°E

Accuracy: 200 m (656 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking south #3: Looking east #4: Looking west #5: Looking down at the spot. #6: From the access road, looking east.

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  40°N 90°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Looking north

(visited by Tom Engvall)

23-Sep-2000 -- I ventured out last September by motorcycle to find this location. The weather was perfect and except for one run in with a farm dog, I enjoyed this excursion a lot. I get stuck in the office or at home with the family most of the time so I treasure the opportunities to fantasize about being young and carefree. Armed only with topo maps, I soon found myself on gravel rural access roads (treacherous on a bike). I calculated the distance I would need to travel from the intersection to the degree line on the map and used my odometer to measure it off. The road was 200 yards east of the confluence and there was a farmhouse there (dog encounter) but no one seemed to be around. I paced off the walk to the 40N 90W point and was thrilled to find myself in the middle of a dry, ready for harvest soy bean crop. As you can see from the pictures, not much in the way of scenery. At any rate, I had great fun finding and recording this major confluence.


 All pictures
#1: Looking north
#2: Looking south
#3: Looking east
#4: Looking west
#5: Looking down at the spot.
#6: From the access road, looking east.
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