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  • Here is my journey to the tri-state (TN, GA, AL) boundary marker. I've been wanting to do this for years. I picked the worst day of the year to do it, but by God, I found it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehcukoJlB5c

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    • P.S.: On my trip to the tri-state boundary marker, I parked next to the Stateline Cemetery in Shellmound, Tennessee. The cemetery had a sign promoting the next "Decoration Day" on June 16, 2016. I'd never heard of Shellmound or Decoration Day. Decoration Day is the Southern version of Memorial Day. There is also a song called Decoration Day. I guess since I'm not from the South, I wasn't "learned" about Decoration Day. It's a day when people go to the cemetery and clean it up, put flowers down, have a picnic, and listen to gospel music.

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      • BillVol, you would have made a worthy companion on my courthouse odyssey.
        I love doing stuff like that. A lot of people have been to the Four Corners but that doesn't look like a heavily travelled spot.
        Now I will have to start a new bucket list of visiting every multiple state junction in the country. By a quick scan, I count about 38 places where three states meet.some will be underwater. I would have thought more.. maybe I missed some. .

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        • Originally posted by BillVol View Post
          P.S.: On my trip to the tri-state boundary marker, I parked next to the Stateline Cemetery in Shellmound, Tennessee. The cemetery had a sign promoting the next "Decoration Day" on June 16, 2016. I'd never heard of Shellmound or Decoration Day. Decoration Day is the Southern version of Memorial Day. There is also a song called Decoration Day. I guess since I'm not from the South, I wasn't "learned" about Decoration Day. It's a day when people go to the cemetery and clean it up, put flowers down, have a picnic, and listen to gospel music.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV3q4klpYJE

          Drive By Truckers

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          • http://www.businessinsider.com/these...ampaign=buffer

            Eat a salad, Arkansas.

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            • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
              BillVol, you would have made a worthy companion on my courthouse odyssey.
              I love doing stuff like that. A lot of people have been to the Four Corners but that doesn't look like a heavily travelled spot.
              Now I will have to start a new bucket list of visiting every multiple state junction in the country. By a quick scan, I count about 38 places where three states meet.some will be underwater. I would have thought more.. maybe I missed some. .
              More than first count. Guess I better get started. There are 53 three state corners. Only Maine does not have a three corner. TN, OK and Co have six three corners, several states have five.

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              • There is a book by some guy who's been to all the tri-state corners. In fact, I just found it online! My next border mission is to visit Reverie, Tenn., the only Tennessee town west of the Mississippi. I guess it is a wild area since the law can't get there too quickly due to the river. My kind of place. Visiting the tri-state marker was a little spooky, too.

                http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/docs/parsell.pdf

                BTW, a Sewanee professor has a good blog and had an entry on the tri-state marker not long ago. It's a great story. The Tennessee River is literally a stone's throw from the border, which was incorrectly place where it is in the 1800s. If it had been placed correctly, Georgia and Atlanta would have access to the water, which it so desperately needs. Not at the moment, I don't think. But they have droughts often.

                https://uncomelyandbroken.wordpress....cal-realities/
                BillVol
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                Last edited by BillVol; 12-08-2015, 06:26 PM.

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                • Originally posted by BillVol View Post
                  There is a book by some guy who's been to all the tri-state corners.
                  Dang,he beat me to it. I googled earthed all the tri-state markers. Most have a stone or marker of some sort but some are in the middle of a river or so remote there does not seem to even be road access, not that there may not be a marker hidden in the trees, it cannot be spotted on close up Google Earth.

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                  • BTW, I posted on one of the Vol sites: Have you all ever heard of Decoration Day? I mean, this was news to me. Needless to say, I got my ass kicked!

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                    • Originally posted by BillVol View Post
                      BTW, I posted on one of the Vol sites: Have you all ever heard of Decoration Day? I mean, this was news to me. Needless to say, I got my ass kicked!
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV3q4klpYJE

                      Drive By Truckers

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                      • lonewolf, still sounds like a great adventure. I like how he says "ask for permission" for some of the markers on private property. But I'll bet people are used to it, even though it's not like the 4-corner marker. I was really spooked going to the one here. I thought, if something happens to me, I'm history.

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                        • As a matter of fact, booond, someone linked that song. I was told I must not get out much and stuff like that. That's OK.

                          BTW, in the book linked above, that person has not seen the current marker, which was installed in 2011. Someone stole the original stone incorrectly placed by a Georgia mathematician named James Camak. Word is, alcoholic beverage may have led to incorrect and fateful marking of border, just feet from the river.

                          http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/n...tate-co/43693/

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                          • http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/

                            BTW, this website acts as an easy index to the book by the man who has visited all the tri-corners (and 4-corner). Just click on any of the corners and that page will appear.

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                            • interactive map of worldwide marathons

                              http://gsnider.blogspot.ca/2015/12/a...marathons.html

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                              • Originally posted by BillVol View Post
                                http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/

                                BTW, this website acts as an easy index to the book by the man who has visited all the tri-corners (and 4-corner). Just click on any of the corners and that page will appear.
                                That's a pretty cool little book. Love esoteric stuff like that.

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