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United States : Indiana

3.5 miles (5.6 km) SE of Maunie (IL), Posey, IN, USA
Approx. altitude: 109 m (357 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 92°E

Accuracy: 258 m (846 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: My GPS receiver at my closest approach to the point #3: My GPS receiver at my closest approach to the point #4: An old oil well next to the lake #5: The labyrinth at the nearby town of New Harmony

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  38°N 88°W (visit #3) (incomplete) 

#1: This small lake blocked my access to the point from the northeast

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

22-May-2018 -- One of the pleasures of this project is that it often teaches me new things. A few years ago a visit to a Degree Confluence Point in northeastern Utah led me to discover that there’s an oil industry there. And today I discovered that there’s also an oil industry in this portion of southern Indiana.

Having spent the previous night in Evansville, Indiana, I first drove to the historic town of New Harmony, to photograph a ‘labyrinth’ there. I then headed south on a series of rural roads (one of which had the odd name of “Crab Orchard Road”) towards the point. After negotiating some muddy dirt roads, and crossing a railroad track, I ended up near the southern end of a small lake, just 0.16 miles from the point. From examining satellite imagery, I thought that I could hike around the southern end of the lake from here, but I was mistaken, because I discovered that a wide creek ran southwards from the end of the lake, and there seemed to be no easy way to cross this creek.

So I then returned to my rental car and tried to find a route that approached the point from the southeast, bypassing the lake. I was able to find a farm road that passed 0.3 miles south of the point. I was prepared to walk across the farm field from there - but I saw a farmer driving tilling or harvesting equipment nearby, and didn’t want to bother him. So I ended up counting this as an incomplete visit.


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#1: This small lake blocked my access to the point from the northeast
#2: My GPS receiver at my closest approach to the point
#3: My GPS receiver at my closest approach to the point
#4: An old oil well next to the lake
#5: The labyrinth at the nearby town of New Harmony
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