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United States : Louisiana

1.8 miles (2.9 km) N of Logansport, De Soto, LA, USA
Approx. altitude: 71 m (232 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 32°S 86°E

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#2: GPS playing 'possum at the confluence #3: Gas well 400 feet west #4: Scenery on the way out #5: US/Republic of Texas marker

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  32°N 94°W (visit #1)  

#1: View at the spot

(visited by Ed Vinson)

21-Feb-2001 -- After 32N/93W and lunch, I was ready for another! This confluence is just north of Logansport, the first town on US Highway 84 after you leave Texas. I took Louisiana 764 north from town to a good dirt road that was shown on the USGS map, and proceeded east through two open cattleguards into the day's second forest, this time mostly hardwood with, again, abundant thorny undergrowth. A point on this road showed 400 feet from the spot, so I decided to investigate a little more before bushwhacking in. I was very lucky -- a road too new for the topo map doubled back to the west toward some new gas wells. This road got me to 78 feet from the confluence -- Picture #1 shows the GPS unit hanging upside-down like an opossum and saying so. Picture #2 is a view into the brush within a estimated 50 feet of the paydirt.

Picture #3 is a gas well about 400 feet west of the confluence; my thanks are in order to Cross Timbers Operating for making my path so easy. Picture #4 is an old building a few hundred feet SE of the confluence. Finally, Picture #5 is a monument 3.4 miles northwest of the confluence which was set in 1841 to mark the boundary between the US and the Republic of Texas. The plaque nearby says that this is the only international boundary marker known to still exist which is surrounded by the US on all sides.


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#1: View at the spot
#2: GPS playing 'possum at the confluence
#3: Gas well 400 feet west
#4: Scenery on the way out
#5: US/Republic of Texas marker
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