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aspectre
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Time to finish what Sherman left half-done.

[ February 10, 2008, 08:42 PM: Message edited by: aspectre ]

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The boundary today is marked by the Camak Stone, placed by University of Georgia professor James Camak at where he figured the Tennessee-Georgia-Alabama lines should meet.

But twice, in 1818 and again in 1826, he did his surveying with a primitive sextant, unsuitable astronomical charts and the old log and chain method, historian Bart Crattie, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., said in a December interview.

Mr. Crattie, a member of the Surveyors Historical Society, said Mr. Camak had fruitlessly begged the Georgia governor for better equipment.

There's a moral here...

--j_k

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With the court recently telling them they're only entitled to a third of the water in Lake Lanier, I'm not surprised. They still haven't learned their lesson; they just want to keep consuming from depletable resources.

Come on, Georgians. Much as we love picking on you, I know you're smarter than this. Get some desalinization plants built on the coast and work on water recycling programs until then. You can do better than this!

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The current*boundaries of Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia meet at latitude34.98468north longitude85.60516west.
(Latitude: 34.98468 , Longitude: -85.60516 )
Take a look at the satellite picture and the terrain map while using the zoom control on the left for various scales.
Now do the same for latitude35north longitude85.60516west.
(Latitude: 35 , Longitude: -85.60516 )

Between "the Grand Canyon of Tennessee" and instrument margin-of-error, methinks that Mr.Camak was up to a bit of mischief when he chose where to place the landmark Stone.

* Near as I can tell. Couldn't readily find the official numbers.

[ April 26, 2009, 09:50 PM: Message edited by: aspectre ]

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The spectacular inaction of my state's government and populace in dealing with the drought leaves me speechless . . .
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