September 18, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Tourists who think they're putting a hand
or foot in each of four states at the Four Corners area are
apparently missing the mark - by about 2.5 miles.
National Geodetic Survey officials say the Four Corners marker
showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah
is about 2.5 miles west of where it should be.
The only place in the United States where four state boundaries
come together was first surveyed by the government in 1868 during
the initial survey of Colorado's southern boundary. The survey was
Officials said Monday the accurate location lies to the east of
U.S. 160 in Colorado and northeast of the San Juan River as it
flows into New Mexico.
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