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The Map is not the Terrain

Four Corners Marker

The Four Corners Marker, where Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico meet

There isn’t anything special here, at least as far as the eye can see. There are no natural boundaries or landmarks. No buildings or structures of note. Even the surrounding scenery is unremarkable. Only a small plaque identifies the significance of this particular point.

As with many silly things in American life, this one started with an act of Congress. Read More…

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