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United States : Illinois

4.8 miles (7.7 km) W of Chebanse, Iroquois, IL, USA
Approx. altitude: 217 m (711 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 92°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking north from 41N 88W to the freshly plowed field across the road. #3: Looking east from 41N 88W. #4: Even in the rain, the view to the south from 41N 88W reveals some flat northern IL countryside. #5: Looking west from 41N 88W; Iroquois County is to the left, Kankakee County is to the right. #6: 41N 88W - ten zeroes on the GPS #7: Two novice confluence hunters savor their first success. #8: Road shoulders are well kept, but too narrow for an easy pull-off.

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  41°N 88°W (visit #3)  

#1: Just a stone's throw from the pavement, 41N 88W is an easy visit, even on a rainy fall day.

(visited by Woody Harrell, Charlie Spearman and Ashley Ball)

19-Nov-2004 -- On a 540-mile drive from Mississippi to Chicago, I took the opportunity to break the monotony of the trip by visiting my first Illinois degree confluence and introducing my traveling companions to the wonderful world of the DCP. A survey of points along our route produced several likely candidates for a quick and easy visit, but I settled on 41N 88W to allow anticipation to build to a fever pitch by the time we arrived in the vicinity. The sky had been overcast from Tennessee northward, and a light drizzle fell as we turned west off I-57 at Chebanse, IL. Other than a utility crew working on a water line along Route 37 just outside of town, the approach to the CP was uneventful. The soy bean crop found growing by the previous visitors last July had long since been harvested, but we found the surrounding field was much greener than I had expected. Route 37 north of the confluence has seen some recent shoulder work with a fresh thick layer of limestone gravel lining the roadway.

The steady rain hampered our photography efforts, but did little to dampen our spirits. A little bit of puddle jumping, a little bit of side stepping and we were on the spot with ten zeroes. The inclement weather shortened the celebration festivities, and within a matter of minutes we found ourselves heading back to the interstate, and on north to the Windy City.


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#1: Just a stone's throw from the pavement, 41N 88W is an easy visit, even on a rainy fall day.
#2: Looking north from 41N 88W to the freshly plowed field across the road.
#3: Looking east from 41N 88W.
#4: Even in the rain, the view to the south from 41N 88W reveals some flat northern IL countryside.
#5: Looking west from 41N 88W; Iroquois County is to the left, Kankakee County is to the right.
#6: 41N 88W - ten zeroes on the GPS
#7: Two novice confluence hunters savor their first success.
#8: Road shoulders are well kept, but too narrow for an easy pull-off.
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