There is a mystical place that exists exactly 1,935 miles from my doorstep. What is this place, you ask?? The Four Corners.
The Four Corners is the only place in the United States where four states come together in one place. I have never been to this border mecca, but I dream of the day that I can be in four states simultaneously.
Amidst intense research on this subject, imagine my horror when I came across this tidbit: On April 20, 2009, the J-Walk Blog reported that the Four Corners Monument marker is 2.5 miles off. The site reported that the location was inaccurately surveyed by the government in 1868 during the initial survey of Colorado’s southern boundary.
I was crushed. Was my dream a lie?
While I wallowed in my discovery, my coworker researched further and found the light at the end of the tunnel (Thank you, Stacy Lynch!). She found an article, published May 15, 2009, that explains the discrepancy and confirms that the monument is, in fact, in the correct place. There is even a podcast explaining the subject. After 25 intense days of uncertainty, Bordergate was solved.
Crisis averted. My dream is still a possibility. It’s a good thing I signed up for yoga, so I can work on my stance for when I make my appearance at the Four Corners.