26-Oct-2005 -- Cheryl and I were on our way from home in the Washington, DC area to a square dance weekend in Ohio. Our route to and along I-70 afforded an opportunity to visit four confluences along 40 degrees latitude. The first was 40N 80W. I left work early on Wednesday to drive part way. For a variety of reasons, however, it was after sunset and nearly dark when we arrived at the confluence in Fredricktown, PA. Fortunately with today’s technology, it is possible to use a little digital manipulation to enable my photos to show something of the locale around the confluence.
The confluence is very close to the intersection of Potters Alley and Mulberry Street. We parked across from St. Michael Archangel Church which is but a few meters east and across Potters Alley (see view to the east) from the zero point. The actual confluence appeared to be inside the house on the corner shown in photo #4. The GPS reading shown in photo #6 taken in the grass just south of the house shows the confluence to be just a few meters north. The neighbors must certainly have known of my presence because a small dog in the back yard next to this house was yapping noisily the entire time I was out of the car. Photo #1 shows the view south down Mulberry Street and photo #5 is looking west along Potters Alley.