Did you know? Colorado isn’t really a rectangle

Essentially, the longitude lines we learned about in social studies class curve a bit because, ya know… the Earth is round.

But that alone isn’t why Colorado is a little misshapen. Plotting out the exact boundaries without modern technology was no easy task, so older methods like triangulation and using astrological sightings were used.

These techniques resulted in some slight errors on the northern, western, and southern borders of Colorado.

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