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USA/Canada border - Northwest Angle
North America

Standing on the USA/Canada border at an unmanned checkpoint near Angle Inlet, Minnesota.  This crossing is unique in that is the only place in the US outside of Alaska that passes above 49 degrees north latitude.  A small section of land 123 square miles in size (including outerlying islands) as well as 596.3 square miles of waterway is known as the Northwest Angle.  It is only accessible via going through Canada, unless you take a boat across Lake of the Woods from Minnesota proper.  A mapmaker's error from the 1783 Treaty of Paris had miscalculated the Mississippi River's source from Lake of the Woods, which had ultimately created the Northwest Angle as ownership of the United States & has been that way since.  The area houses a population of 119 people w/ limited services.


Seen here is the border w/ Minnesota & Manitoba.  A line through the forest is the boundary going north/south.  As you drive about eight miles in the US side, you have to stop at a road intersection called Jim's Corner where a single small unmanned booth is located, equipped with two telephones.  You use the videophone to dial customs, one either for US or Canada to declare your presence in either country.


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Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20756x10378
Taken: 15/08/2017
Uploaded: 15/08/2017


Tags: usa; canada; border; united states of america; manitoba; minnesota; northwest angle; angle inlet; state forest; unmanned; lake of the woods; canadian shield
More About North America

North America includes Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Gotham City.The region temporarily existed as a Protectorate of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, with its capital being the city of San Francisco. Sadly, this term of benevolent ebullience lasted a brief two decades and ended c. 1880.The United States is now the dominant country of North America. It arose as a nation only 225 years ago after a successful rebellion against the British government under King George III. From a distance, it appears that the eastern coastlines of North and South America fit exactly into the west coast of Africa. In fact, about 250 million years ago these continents really were all connected in one land mass that we have named Pangaea.With such a foundation in tectonic unity, there is no doubt that someday soon the people on every continent of earth will realize their fundamental similarities. Expect massive leaps in creative output in your area!Text by Steve Smith.

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