Four Corners? Not So Much

Four Corners is the only place in the United Status where four state boundaries (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) come together. It was originally surveyed in 1868 and the first marker was placed there in 1912. The problem is, the survey was wrong. It turns out that the correct intersection is about 2.5 miles east of the marker.

I don’t know why, but I find it strangely humorous that millions of people have visited this monument over nearly 100 years and have taken pictures doing various goofy stunts to cover all 4 states–all to no avail. It was all a lie. (evil laughter)


6 Responses to “Four Corners? Not So Much”

  1. ashmantravels Says:

    just like the Equator mark in Ecuador hahaha.
    Oh well, it doesn’t matter now does it. What matters is that you got there.
    Who knows, maybe Bethlehem isn’t really the place where Jesus was born?
    Most cities nowadays are not even the original settlemens of our forefathers but everybody keep saying in history books “the first settlers came to this city hundreds of years ago”.
    The first settlers to come to ‘Toronto’ didn’t live in where the present city actually is in . The original settlement is far up north closer to Lake Simcoe, and they called themselves ‘The town of York’. Eventually the town of York moved closer to Lake Ontario because it was a better place to defend themselves from the Yankees. Then the city grew and the name was changed to ‘Toronto’ from the Huron word ‘tkaronto’ meaning ‘place where trees stand in water’ (which is in the old site close to Lake Simcoe) in 1834.
    I bet there are more cities and places out there that are misplaced throughout our history.

  2. iapetus Says:

    so, uh, are they going to build a new platform thing then, or.. ? just pretend they didn’t hear, maybe

  3. Bryan Says:

    iapetus: The story didn’t say. I would imagine that they would want to be accurate.

  4. Matt Says:

    That is such a weird platform looking thing, somehow it deserves to be wrong. Reminds me a little of a roundabout, I can almost imagine it spinning around 90 degrees if enough people push off from one side, and even then it still wouldn’t be any more accurate!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Wow i wish I had my house on there

  6. Ahahahahahahha Says:


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