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United States : Indiana

3.7 miles (6.0 km) SE of Switz City, Greene, IN, USA
Approx. altitude: 149 m (488 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 93°E

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#2: Looking south #3: Looking west #4: Looking north #5: GPS

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  39°N 87°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking east toward the Stahl farm buildings

(visited by Rick Smeltzer, Anna Smeltzer and Doug Smeltzer)

15-Jan-2000 -- January in Indiana is usually cold and cloudy. Today it is rather warm with highs in the lower 50's but windy and overcast. I heard about the Degree Confluence Project and thought it would be worthwhile to do. I had just recieved my first GPS, a Garmin II+ just two days earlier. Looking on a topomap of the area, my nearest confluence (39N and 87W) was about 26 miles away near Bloomfield, IN. Further investigation found it located in a corn field owned by Jane Stahl. I contacted Jane to obtain permission to photograph the confluence. Jane told me the property had been in her family (Shepherd) since 1890. We drove to within 100 ft of the confluence. Picture #1 is looking east toward the Stahl farm buildings. Pictures #2, #3 and #4 are to the south, west and north respectively.


 All pictures
#1: Looking east toward the Stahl farm buildings
#2: Looking south
#3: Looking west
#4: Looking north
#5: GPS
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