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45th Parallel

Sun Sep 14, 2003 3:01 am

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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RE: 45th Parallel

Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:31 am

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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RE: 45th Parallel

Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:54 am

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

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RE: 45th Parallel

Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:59 am

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"

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RE: 45th Parallel

Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:16 am

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:
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RE: 45th Parallel

Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:19 am

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

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RE: 45th Parallel

Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:26 am

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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