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United States : Pennsylvania

1.5 miles (2.4 km) ENE of Oliveburg, Jefferson, PA, USA
Approx. altitude: 489 m (1604 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 101°E

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

#2: NNE to the road #3: Obligatory GPS shot #4: We were there #5: On the way to Gobblers Knob

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  41°N 79°W (visit #1)  

#1: ESE to the oak tree

(visited by Henry C. Schmitt and Daniel Klein)

02-Feb-2000 -- Confluence number 2; Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day. We couldn't resist.

We're not as crazy as the 12,000 or so people who showed up to watch the ceremony at dawn, though! We set off at mid-morning, after some argument between our two routing systems. Delorme gets some street names wrong, but it picked a better route. The Carin has voice output and nags you, so we talked back.

We arrived at the confluence a little after 1pm. Wow, what a beautiful oak tree! Picture #1 is taken looking ESE from the confluence at the tree. Picture #2 is looking NNE back toward the road, you can see the van we travelled in and our tracks across the field, looking for the confluence. Picture #3 is the obligatory GPS shot; and Picture #4 is us in front of the tree.

Then we headed for Punxsutawney and the celebration. By the time we got there, there wasn't anything to see on Gobbler's Knob (where the celebration was held) so Picture #5 is us on the way there. And finally, Picture #6 shows how seriously we take this project :-)


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#1: ESE to the oak tree
#2: NNE to the road
#3: Obligatory GPS shot
#4: We were there
#5: On the way to Gobblers Knob
#6: We are serious.
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