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United States : Louisiana

2.8 miles (4.5 km) NE of Thomas, Washington, LA, USA
Approx. altitude: 78 m (255 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 31°S 90°E

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#2: Facing North #3: Facing East #4: Facing South #5: Facing West #6: Missy & Christopher, Debbie & Katelyn

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#1: 31N  90W

(visited by Joseph Maiorana, Deborah Maiorana and Katelyn Haag)

10-Feb-2001 -- My wife, Debbie, and I began our trek from Kenner, LA, just outside New Orleans, earlier that day. The drive took us almost two hours, mostly because we were checking maps and GPS readings along the way. The day was beautiful, with temperatures in the low 50's and the sun shining brightly. We took our two-year-old grandchild Katelyn with us for the ride.

We found the coordinates located on land owned and operated by the O'Bryant family in Thomas, LA. The elder O'Bryant runs a goat farm there, and the coordinates were within walking distance from his son Joseph's home.

When we arrived at our destination we found Melissa O'Bryant (Missy) and her 4 month-old son Christopher at home. Missy was very gracious and she and Christopher took us to the rear of her land where we located the confluence. It was in the middle of a rabbit pen where Joseph trained his dogs.

It was a great experience, making a new friend and seeing a part of the state that we have never been to before. We left the flat, swamplands of South Louisiana and explored the rolling hills near the Mississippi border.

Thanks for letting us be part of this project.

Joe & Debbie Maiorana
Kenner, LA


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