29-Oct-2000 -- The hunt begins in Tulsa Oklahoma.
We are headed home to Texas and decided to take old highway 75. This
will take us nearly due south through Okmulgee, Weleetka, Wetumka, and
finally to Calvin. At Calvin we turned east along highway 270.
This is a rather sparsely populated area, and with the recent rains
has greened-up nicely to present a pleasant "country"
experience. There are some Oklahoma mountains (200-300 feet agl) here
and as we approached a point due south of the target we began to wonder
if we would be able to get close by car. We then found a section line
road and worked our way north and east for about 5-6 miles.
At a point about 1.5 miles south of the target I realized that we
were on a road that nearly marked the longitude. As Mark counted down
the distance, we passed an intersection. Then he counted up again and I
stopped. We backed up (no traffic, narrow road) to the intersection,
turned east and stopped, in the road, dead center on the confluence
(give or take the margin of error). We took our time taking the
pictures and enjoyed the fresh air.
We drove on east as far as the road would take us. Which wasn't
enough to get us to a highway, but it did afford us the opportunity to
take a picture from due east of the confluence on a slight rise. We
were 1 to 2 miles from 35E96W (see picture). This area is great for a
day trip - which is what most people will need in order to visit. But
it is worth the time!