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United States : Illinois

2.4 miles (3.9 km) NE of Rutland, La Salle, IL, USA
Approx. altitude: 208 m (682 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 91°E

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#2: Scott Points to an Ear (Looking North) #3: The Section Line Roads Made it Easy (Looking East) #4: A Soybean Field to the South #5: The GPS Receiver, Enshrouded in Corn

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  41°N 89°W (visit #1)  

#1: Corn Marks the Confluence

(visited by Scott Berk and Kathy Cannon)

13-Aug-2000 -- A recent visit to central Illinois enabled my wife and I to tackle the confluence at 41N, 89W, just northeast of Peoria. Summer in central Illinois means one thing and one thing only: CORN! If you're not looking at corn, you're probably looking at a soil-rejuvinating soybean crop. This confluence proved no exception to the rule. It is located in a cornfield (photo #1), about 50 feet north of the road. The section line roads in the midwest made the confluence a snap to get to (photo #3) from Interstate 39. To the north (photo #2), more corn. To the south (photo #4), soybeans. While the GPS receiver (photo #5) showed that the actual point was a short trek into the field, we did not want to end up like James Earl Jones in "Field of Dreams". Thus, we did not attempt to penetrate the dense crops. Our corny confluence bagged, we continued on our way.


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#1: Corn Marks the Confluence
#2: Scott Points to an Ear (Looking North)
#3: The Section Line Roads Made it Easy (Looking East)
#4: A Soybean Field to the South
#5: The GPS Receiver, Enshrouded in Corn
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