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United States : Missouri

0.8 miles (1.3 km) WSW of Jameson, Daviess, MO, USA
Approx. altitude: 256 m (839 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 86°E

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#2: West view #3: North view #4: East view #5: South view including us #6: GPS shot

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  40°N 94°W  

#1: Farmer's pond visible on Terraserver

(visited by George White and Larry Lyday)

06-Mar-2001 -- We read about the Confluence Project on 3/4/01 and located 40N and 94W that had not been visited yet. This Confluence was located about 90 minutes north of us about 1 mile southwest of a small town called Jameson Missouri. We researched the location using Microsoft Mappoint 2001 and the Aerial Photos from Terraserver. It looked accessible and within 1/4 mile of the road.

We headed out the morning of 3/6/01. After exiting Interstate 35 we had about 4 miles of very bumpy and muddy dirt roads that were not the best roads to tackle with a Honda Accord.

We arrived at the location about 11:00am and tried to contact the owner of the closest farmhouse but no one was home except a quasi-nice dog. We left a letter on the porch in case the farmer arrived home while we were out in his field. If he had showed up we would have walked back to the house to explain why we were there.

We stepped over a small electric fence that ran along the road and walked about 1/4 mile to the spot, pass the pond visible on Terraserver, and to where the Garmin Etrex said we should be. After a minute of moving around we got 40N/94W exactly. We took photos of north, south, east and west and of the pond visible from Terraserver and then had the camera take an auto shot of the two of us. We were there and gone in about 15 minutes. We returned to the farmer's house and removed the letter from the porch and headed home.

We plan on trying to find some other ones close to us. Unfortunately, too many people know about this project and are taking all of the close ones!!


 All pictures
#1: Farmer's pond visible on Terraserver
#2: West view
#3: North view
#4: East view
#5: South view including us
#6: GPS shot
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