Four Corners Monument

Cortez, Colorado

United States of America

Address

Cortez, Colorado

Phone

(928) 206-2540

Latitude

36.998976

Longitude

-109.045172

Mantenido como atracción turística por los Navajo, el monumento es una forma de disco que marca cada territorio. Era un lugar bastante popular para tomar fotos como parejas para besar directamente sobre el disco

Directions

El monumento de Four Corners marca el punto en el suroeste de los Estados Unidos, donde se reúnen los estados de Arizona, Colorado, Nuevo México y Utah.

Wikipedia

The Four Corners Monument marks the quadripoint in the Southwestern United States where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet. It is the only point in the United States shared by four states, leading to the area being named the Four Corners region. The monument also marks the boundary between two semi-autonomous Native American governments, the Navajo Nation, which maintains the monument as a tourist attraction, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Reservation.

The origins of the state boundaries marked by the monument occurred just prior to, and during, the American Civil War, when the United States Congress acted to form governments in the area to combat the spread of slavery to the region. When the early territories were formed, their boundaries were designated along meridian and parallel lines. Beginning in the 1860s, these lines were surveyed and marked. These early surveys included some errors, but even so, the markers placed became the legal boundaries, superseding the written descriptions of geographical meridians and parallels. This includes the Four Corners Monument, which has been legally established as the corner of the four states.

Provided By: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Corners_Monument

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