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United States : Minnesota

0.9 miles (1.4 km) S of North St. Paul, Ramsey, MN, USA
Approx. altitude: 309 m (1013 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 87°E

Accuracy: 12 m (39 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South (towards nearby Hollaway Avenue) #5: View West (showing the front yard where the confluence point lies) #6: My GPS receiver, 24 feet from the confluence point

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  45°N 93°W (visit #8)  

#1: The confluence point lies close to this child's playhouse

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

19-Nov-2008 -- While in Minneapolis for a conference, I took a break one day to visit the nearby confluence [45,-93], which is one of those relatively rare confluence points that lies within an urban or suburban area. Lacking a car, I used public transit: First, an express bus to downtown Saint Paul, and then bus #64, which passes within 1/2 mile of the confluence point. From the bus stop, it was an easy 1/2 mile walk each way (albeit in temperatures around 0 Celcius) to and from the confluence point, which lies in the front yard of a home on Polaris Place, near its junction with Hollaway Avenue.

I was able to pass within 24 feet (+/- GPS error of 16 feet) of the confluence point by staying on the public sidewalk. A brightly-colored child's playhouse sits in the front yard; the confluence point appears to be close to this.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies close to this child's playhouse
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South (towards nearby Hollaway Avenue)
#5: View West (showing the front yard where the confluence point lies)
#6: My GPS receiver, 24 feet from the confluence point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
Take Exit 55 off of I-694. Go west on SR 5/SR 212/34th St. N for 1.3 miles until the road comes to a T. Turn right onto SR 120/Geneva Ave. N, and go 0.1 miles. Take the next left, Holloway Ave., and go 0.73 miles to the intersection with Lakewood Dr. to the south and Polaris Place to the north. You may now go 234 feet north on Polaris Place, and then 219 feet west to the confluence, or 117 feet further west on Holloway Ave., and then 223 feet north to the confluence.