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United States : Wisconsin

4.3 miles (6.9 km) ESE of Athens, Marathon, WI, USA
Approx. altitude: 409 m (1341 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 45°S 90°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Roadside sign #3: Sign near marker #4: Closeup of marker #5: Selfie #6: 45 at 45° #7: Coins from the Visitors Center

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  45°N 90°W (visit #10)  

#1: Midpoint of the NW hemisphere

(visited by John Hubbard and Catherine)

08-Jul-2018 -- Many webpages have outdated information about this location, which was remodeled in late 2017. These are currently accurate:

As of July 2018, the old "Geological [sic] Marker" sign is gone, and Gesicki's Bar (the original home to the 45x90 club) has long since closed.

Visitors are now treated to an accessible path, reaching about 1/5 of a mile from the roadway - incoincidentally named Meridian Road - with several new benches and accompanying signage.

A small tourist information center in the town of Wausau (219 Jefferson Street, about a half hour drive into the East) has a guest notebook you can sign, as well as free commemorative coins.

This was my first confluence visit, completed to mark my 45th birthday. My wife and I made the drive from Milwaukee, which was about three hours one way. I hope to be back for my 90th!


 All pictures
#1: Midpoint of the NW hemisphere
#2: Roadside sign
#3: Sign near marker
#4: Closeup of marker
#5: Selfie
#6: 45 at 45°
#7: Coins from the Visitors Center
ALL: All pictures on one page