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United States : Iowa

5.2 miles (8.4 km) SW of Marshalltown, Marshall, IA, USA
Approx. altitude: 312 m (1023 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 87°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking at the confluence about 10 meters to the west. #3: Looking east. #4: Looking north, after reversing. #5: My track on aerial photo. #6: 1:24000 USGS Topo map fragment.

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  42°N 93°W (visit #7)  

#1: Looking south, my direction of travel to the CP.

(visited by Tom Arneson)

13-Apr-2014 -- I made a trip to Iowa City, Iowa to attend memorial services for two relatives. One was my cousin's wife and the second was, my aunt. After the second service we said goodbye to relatives and headed off in the hard rain toward Tama, Iowa, where we had reservations for an overnight stay. After settling into our hotel, I set off to score a Geovexilla (see here ) and then to visit this confluence.

I arrived at the conference at 19:19, or about 20 minutes before sunset, but there was no sign of the sun, as the rain clouds covered the sky since morning. A lot of rain had fallen during the day, fields were saturated and had standing water in low areas. The point was 10 meters west of where I stopped my car for the photos. The tilled fields along the road showed corn stalks from last years crop. Luray Road at the confluence was a gravel surfaced road, running north-south along the west line of Range 18 West of the 5th Principal Meridian.


 All pictures
#1: Looking south, my direction of travel to the CP.
#2: Looking at the confluence about 10 meters to the west.
#3: Looking east.
#4: Looking north, after reversing.
#5: My track on aerial photo.
#6: 1:24000 USGS Topo map fragment.
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