New Mexico - Oklahoma - Texas



The southeast corner of the Rardin Hill quadrangle...

Visited Monday, March 31, 1997, with Valerie Hartung


Three TriState points in one day! Easier when the world is mostly flat and the roads form a grid. After successful visits to Colorado-Kansas-Oklahoma (8) and Colorado - New Mexico - Oklahoma (9), we drove southward from Kenton (Oklahoma) via roads in New Mexico, then went into Clayton for a quick lunch, and the headed east on Highway 56 (back toward Elkhart, Kansas, our starting point that day). At about the right distance, and at the correct angle to US 56 was a gravel road, but it was unmarked, and we were distracted by a very large and bloated dead black cow feet-up in the ditch by the highway! So, to be sure, we continued a couple of miles farther to the Oklahoma state line, and turned south on a road following the border. That road ended with a right turn, and straight ahead was a small geodetic monument a yard or two over a barbed wire fence. With some trepidation, we crossed the nearby cattle guard and walked to the monument. Sure enough, it had the three state lines engraved in the brass plate on the top.

Above: Texas to the left, New Mexico to the right, with a bit of Oklahoma in the extreme right foregorund...

Above: Me, in Texas, looking north. The photographer must have had her right foot in New Mexico and her left in Oklahoma...

Above: The benchmark on top of the concrete marker, as seen from the Texas side...


Last updated on June 3 1997

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