the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Minnesota

3.1 miles (5.0 km) S of Claremont, Dodge, MN, USA
Approx. altitude: 390 m (1279 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 44°S 87°E

Quality: good

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#2: Close Up of the Spot #3: North Toward Claremont #4: East #5: West toward the farmers house and barn

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  44°N 93°W (visit #2)  

#1: 44-00-00 N 93-00-00 W

(visited by Gary Sharp and Sharon Sharp)

03-Jul-2000 -- I located the confluences that we might pass near while on our holiday trip to Minnesota. 44-00-00 N by 93-00-00 West was pretty close to our planned route, so away we went. It lay about 30 feet off a country road just south of the small town of Claremont.

Our Impala rolled down the road towing a plume of dust while the GPS indicated 44-00-01 N and the longitude reading was climbing upwards about 1 second of longitude for every 3 seconds of time. As the counter climbed up through 92-59-30, I slowed the car and allowed the rooster tail of dust to begin to settle. When we hit 92-59-50 my wife and I began to scan the field for the spot. When the zeros registered, we were looking at young corn sitting in neat rows in mud freshly created from a nice summer rain.

Since I use my GPS daily in my work, but this was the first time that we had taken notice of being at the point of a confluence, I was surprised at the excitement that I felt. My wife, too, was excited that we had so easily found a notable spot on the globe. We will continue to locate other confluence sites as we travel around in my work.

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#1: 44-00-00 N 93-00-00 W
#2: Close Up of the Spot
#3: North Toward Claremont
#4: East
#5: West toward the farmers house and barn
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