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Manitoba - North Dakota - Saskatchewan Tri-point

Coordinates (NAD27) N4859'57.5" W10121'41.4"
UTM Coordinates (NAD27) 14U 327250 5429159
UTM Coordinates (WGS84)
Elevation 0 feet (0.0 meters)

Description

This is an elaborate monument consisting of a large stone oblelisk and a plaque mounted on a stone base. Both of these are set on a concrete foundation. The plaque describes the Manitoba Saskatchewan Boundary Commission of 1968. Access from the US side involves travel through a pasture of steers and crossing several posted barbed wire fences. There may be easier access from the Canadian side where a farm road terminates just north of the monument. Also north of this monument is a handsome Manitoba - Saskatchewan boundary monument dated 1968.


Photos (click to enlarge)

The tri-point monument and plaque on concrete base.
Photo by Brian J. Butler
Brian Butler at the tri-point on July 25, 2001.
Photo by Gregg A. Butler
Historical photograph showing the pouring of the concrete base in 1968. Photo courtesy of Carl Gustafson, a Canadian engineer with the International Boundary Commission. He is one of the workers in this photo.
Photo by Carl Gustafson
Historical photograph showing a plumb line being used to position the monument at the tri-point. Courtesy of Carl Gustafson.
Photo by Carl Gustafson
Plaque attached to a stone base a few feet north of the tri-point and mounted on the same foundation.
Photo by Brian J. Butler
Manitoba - Saskatchewan boundary monument about 50 meters north of the tri-point.
Photo by Brian J. Butler
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