Near Shiprock in San Juan County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1903, U.S. surveyor Howard B. Carpenter resurveyed the 37th parallel along a technically more precise location, reporting that the new survey line was located significantly north of the line established by Ehud N. Darling in 1868.
Neither a joint Resolution of Congress that was vetoed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, nor a lawsuit filed in 1919 succeeded in relocating the established state line as originally monumented by Darling, which had been accepted, recognized and used by citizens and governments as the official state line.
Erected by National Society of Professional Surveyors.
Location. 36° 59.937′ N, 109° 2.707′ W. Marker is near Shiprock, New Mexico, in San Juan County. Marker can be reached from 4 Corners Road half a mile west of U.S. 160. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiprock NM 87420, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Four Corners – A Common Bond (here, next to this marker); Arizona (a few steps from this marker in Arizona); Colorado (a few steps from this marker in Colorado); Utah (within shouting distance of this marker in Utah); Beclabito Dome (approx. 11.7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.