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Thu Sep 8, 2022, 10:40 PM

A question responding to a post yesterday by MVD...please read the whole post, my question is later,

the question was "What is the most east and west you have ever been in the US?"

I responded "Eastpoint Maine & Neah Bay Washington".

I should have said the "most east & west ""cities"" in the Continental US" but I failed to do so.

The "continental US" does NOT include Hawaii, Alaska, or any of our territories.

NOW THE QUESTION

Without using ANY search engines, "WHO KNOWS THE FURTHEST POINT EAST, AND THE FURTHEST POINT WEST IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

Please I beg of you, if you use a search engine, disqualify yourself from this question. I have incredible belief in the integrity and brilliance of DU posters, and I really believe you will all hold yourselves to the standards I ask.

If you know the answer, post below, if you don't know the answer, I will tell you by noon MDT on Friday.

I look forward to your posts and answers.



I should explain...that includes Alaska, Hawaii & all of our territories.

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Enter stage left Sep 8 OP
Sneederbunk Sep 8 #1
Enter stage left Sep 8 #2
Wrestlefire769 Sep 8 #16
Sneederbunk Sep 8 #3
TreasonousBastard Sep 8 #4
Enter stage left Sep 8 #6
elleng Sep 8 #10
Enter stage left Sep 8 #12
brush Sep 8 #5
Enter stage left Sep 8 #7
Tom Kitten Sep 8 #8
Enter stage left Sep 8 #9
IndianaDave Sep 8 #11
Enter stage left Sep 8 #13
Historic NY Sep 8 #14
Enter stage left Sep 8 #15
Historic NY Sep 9 #17
Enter stage left Sep 9 #18
haele Sep 9 #19
Enter stage left Sep 9 #20
Princess Turandot Sep 9 #21
Hekate Sep 9 #22
Stinky The Clown Sep 9 #23
Enter stage left Sep 9 #24

Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 10:44 PM

1. West, Cape Blanco, OR?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 10:48 PM

2. Try again, thanks for trying.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:58 PM

16. That's an easy no.

 

For the west: You're talking the Westernmost Aleutian island here. I don't know the name and I'd be DQ'ed if I looked it up to find it. They have to move the International Date Line to keep the Aleutians on this side of the IDL, and Hawaii isn't that far west.

For the east: I'm guessing the easternmost part of Maine (same caveats), where Maine juts out into the Atlantic.

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 10:52 PM

3. Trivia Question.

What state, other than Alaska is most northerly state in US?

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 10:59 PM

4. East is, I suppose, the tip of St. Croix, US VI. West may be that...

end of that archipelago (sp) off Alaska you can see Russia from.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:02 PM

6. Well you're half right...think it out further.

Good answer...50%.

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Response to Enter stage left (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:15 PM

10. OK, got it, St. Croix and

HAWAII!

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:19 PM

12. Good try...but NOPE.

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:01 PM

5. Sorry, it's not clear if Hawaii and Alaska are included in the contest...

or is it just the contenital US?

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:04 PM

7. Sorry, I didn't make that clear in the original post, I edited it to include...

Alaska, Hawaii and ALL territories.

Thanks for the question.

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:08 PM

8. Northernmost other than Alaska

Would be Minnesota, that weird little patch of land north of Lake of the Woods you have to drive through Canada to get to. (Or by boat)

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:13 PM

9. I wasn't sure if it was Minnesota or "The Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Thanks for the info.

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:17 PM

11. I would think, maybe Guam would be the farthest west. Not sure.

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Response to IndianaDave (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:21 PM

13. My advice...grab one of those ancient things called a "globe"...

and try again. thanks for trying...

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:54 PM

14. Eastport or Lubec Maine....

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:57 PM

15. Close...

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Response to Enter stage left (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 12:00 AM

17. I would have said FDR's Camp but it actually Canada, even thou the NPS park service runs some of the

services there

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 12:25 AM

18. We drove over there from Eastpoint, it is a Canadian area, & you have to have a passport...

to go there.

That said, it is an amazing place to visit.

What an amazing experience to visit the place where FDR was diagnosed with Polio.

If you ever get close, and have a passport, PLEASE GO.

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 12:34 AM

19. Somewhere near Crescent City, CA is the westernmost CONUS point.

Don't know what the easternmost is. If not somewhere in Maine, maybe somewhere in Massachusetts? I think there's a part of Massachusetts that sticks out pretty far easterly.

I've road/driven up and down the west coast lots of times over my lifetime, my folks loved to camp on the beach.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 12:45 AM

20. That's a interesting post...but wrong...

It is a long way west, but you have to remember the maps we look at don't show the longitudinal lines.

Check the globes and try again. BTW...did you know Reno Nevada is further west than Las Angles CA?

Here again, longitudinal lines.

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 12:50 AM

21. Alofa and Apia?

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 12:53 AM

22. Good gravy. Of states, farthest point west is Hawaii, and farthest point south is Hawaii.

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 01:50 AM

23. American Samoa is furthest west and furthest south. Not sure about east.

Maine or St Croix?

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Response to Enter stage left (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 12:36 PM

24. ANSWER TO THE ABOVE QUESTION...

There is some differing theories as to what the most correct answer is, but if you use the 180th meridian as the difference between east & west, the Aleutian Islands of Alaska are bisected by that meridian. Therefore, the western-most point would be there, and the eastern-most point would be right next to it.

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