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United States : Indiana

2.2 miles (3.6 km) ESE of Chrisney, Spencer, IN, USA
Approx. altitude: 121 m (396 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 38°S 93°E

Quality: good

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#2: Gourd purple Martin houses #3: GPS #4: William Natcher Ohio River Bridge under construction #5: American Electric Power Rockport power plant

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  38°N 87°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking southeast toward the Masterson farm buildings

(visited by Rick Smeltzer, Chuck Kendall and Mike Hanebutt)

30-Mar-2000 -- It's a beautiful spring day in Indiana. This confluence, 38 north 87 west is located near Chrisney, Indiana, just north of the Ohio River in Spencer County. We drove to the farm house where we thought the owner might live. Vivan Masterson gave us permission to photograph the confluence. Since 1949, the Masterson's have owned and farmed 190 acres. Crops include corn, beans and wheat. Photograph one is looking southeast from the confluence to the Masterson's farm buildings. The Masterson's also enjoy purple martins. Picture two is some of the gourds used as houses. Picture #3 is the obligatory GPS among the corn stalk residue and the purple "flower", henbit. Henbit grows wild in yards and fields and while has a pretty bloom in the spring is considered a weed by many. Picture #4 is the William Natcher Ohio River bridge under construction. The bridge is a 4,510 foot cable-stayed, twin tower that spans the Ohio River and Indiana 66 near Rockport, Indiana, and Owensboro, Kentucky (US 231). Picture #5 is the American Electric Power's Rockport power plant. Picture #6 is the new AK Steel, Rockport plant that opened in 1998 and is fed by the power plant. AK Steel produces flat-rolled coiled steel products for the automobile and appliance industry. These sites are located just to the south of the confluence on US 231.


 All pictures
#1: Looking southeast toward the Masterson farm buildings
#2: Gourd purple Martin houses
#3: GPS
#4: William Natcher Ohio River Bridge under construction
#5: American Electric Power Rockport power plant
#6: AK Steel
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