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.

More here: https://on9news.tv/2LeEB2P
Previous video: https://youtu.be/9fi9mLztXtw

Subscribe to NEXT: http://bit.ly/2eP1GwI
Subscribe to Fix This: http://bit.ly/2g3DsuK

Stay connected:
9News Website: http://www.9news.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilike9news
Twitter: https://twitter.com/9NEWS
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/9newsdenver/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+9news/posts
Snapchat: Denver9NEWS
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/9news/

source

Loading...

Leave a Reply