Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Really?



Being a history teacher, I'm often thinking of geography.  In our parking lot at school today, there was a rather noisy Harley idling for quite a while and I started thinking about Sturgis, South Dakota.

For those that don't know, Sturgis is the site of one of the world's largest annual motorcycle rallies.  Just curious, I read up on Sturgis and this funny bit of geographical trivia kind of jumped off the page:

Did you know that the town of Clovis, New Mexico, is further east than Sturgis, South Dakota?

When I first read this, I actually had to take a quick look at a map.

5 comments:

DAG said...

There are many little oddities like that. I'm sure you know that Reno Nevada is actually further west than L.A.

Virgil Stubblefield said...

And Rome is purportedly farther north than New York City.

Virgil Stubblefield said...

And Rome is purportedly farther north than New York City.

Virgil Stubblefield said...

Oops, hit the publish button once too often, sorry!

Anonymous said...

Oh-hoh-hoh-hoh-hoh, all I know is that I live 90km north of Montreal.
Thank you for your kind words about Canada, Nate.
Having lots of fun with the math trick - merci.
El