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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.
    Thanks, BV.. and here I was about to reinvent the wheel.. gotta go back to Google Earth, even adding DC, I cannot find 65 three corners..

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    • Mr. Parsell, who did the book, passed away in June. Under his obit is link to an article about him.

      http://www.dlcalarco.com/index.php/o...ohn-c.-parsell

      http://highpointers.org/newsletter/60/parsell.shtml
      Last edited by BillVol; 12-09-2015, 03:05 AM.

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      • After reading this, have to agree with President Obama reverting the name of our nation's highest mountain.

        http://www.summitpost.org/denali/150199

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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!
          When I was growing up (in the Northeast), Decoration Day was another name for Memorial Day. In fact, I think it may have even been the more common name for that holiday. According to Wiki, Memorial Day "did not become more common until after World War II, and was not declared the official name by Federal law until 1967."

          The following year, Congress passed the law that changed the holiday from its traditional observance on May 30 to its current place on the calendar, the last Monday of May.

          I haven't seen the holiday referred to as Decoration Day in many years, but perhaps the term is still alive in some parts of the South, as you suggested in an earlier post.
          Last edited by tandfman; 07-25-2018, 04:15 PM.

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          • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
            When I was growing up (in the Northeast), Decoration Day was another name for Memorial Day. In fact, I think it may have even been the more common name for that holiday. According to Wiki, Memorial Day "did not become more common until after World War II, and was not declared the official name by Federal law until 1967."

            The following year, Congress passed the law that changed the holiday from its traditional observance on May 30 to its current place on the calendar, the last Monday of May.

            I haven't seen the holiday referred to as Decoration Day in many ears, but perhaps the term is still alive in some parts of the South, as you suggested in an earlier post.
            The Atlantic ran an interesting story this spring on the origins of Memorial Day.

            http://www.theatlantic.com/national/...al-day/371497/

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            • Decoration Day originated in the South circa 1866-68 to honor Confederate dead, spread to North to honor dead of all wars.. It was still called Decoraton Day when I was young. Red paper poppy wreaths were a significant fund raising feature of the day.

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              • NPR piece on Decoration Day...

                http://www.npr.org/2011/05/28/136742...honor-the-dead

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                • from almost a decade ago, check out our discussion on quadripoint nations

                  http://trackandfieldnews.com/discuss...es-Question-22

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                  • How soon we forget.

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                    • richest person in every state

                      http://buccareer.com/?p=728&themedem...chest-In-State

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                      • The most conservative and liberal towns in the US.

                        http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/xU...6c615bde074fec

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                        • Likelihood of a white Christmas in Europe
                          http://brilliantmaps.com/white-christmas-europe/

                          in the United States
                          https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/histo...hite-christmas

                          and Canada (in short, yes)
                          http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weathe.../whitexmas.htm

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                          • Originally posted by AyZiggy View Post
                            Wonder what the percentage of people in Canada will see a white Christmas?

                            No white Christmas for SoCal... walks around backyard in shorts and t-shirt to check.

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                            • Originally posted by booond View Post
                              Wonder what the percentage of people in Canada will see a white Christmas?
                              No white Christmas for SoCal... walks around backyard in shorts and t-shirt to check.
                              I once (1977) saw A snowflake here (FLA), but alas, it melted upon contact with the ground.

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                              • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                                I once (1977) saw A snowflake here (FLA), but alas, it melted upon contact with the ground.
                                "On January 17, 2007, an unusually cold storm brought snow in the Santa Monica Mountains. The hills above Malibu picked up three inches (eight centimeters) of snow - the first measurable snow in five decades (50 years)."

                                I live maybe 10 minutes away but this is 1500-2000 feet further up.

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