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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13312 posts, RR: 14
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 911 times:

We went to Lincoln City yesterday and crossed the 45th parallel which is half way between the Equator and the North Pole. On most major north-south highways in Oregon, there is a sign pointing it out. Do they have a sign in your country?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 848 times:

They have a big one in Korea. It's called the DMZ and is marked with trenches, minefields, barbed wires, bunkers and about a million soldiers.

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User currently offlineB747forlife From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 836 times:

Jwenting - Actually the Korean DMZ is along the 38th parallel.


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 834 times:

I seem to recall when I was a kid (40 years ago, or so) traveling through New Hampshire - they billed themselves "Half way between the north pole and the equator"


User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 828 times:

Here is a webiste listing the known 45th parallel monuments in Europe and Asia...
(I've seen one Croatia, but it wasn't one of these)

...and in North America:

I guess this is the one you saw near Lincoln City:

User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2003 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 824 times:

whoa, I see that sign all the time driving up 1-5 from Eugene.

Go 45th parallel Go!


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 819 times:

Never heard of it..

I always assumed it was called the 'tropic of cancer/tropic of capricorn' depending on which hemisphere you are in...

I have however, been to the equator over in Kenya  Smile/happy/getting dizzy. The sign says 'Jambo! Equator!' with the elevation etc on it, I have a picture of it somewhere but I can't be bothered to find it Big grin

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