Happy 4th of July to our southern neighbors

Here's wishing that everyone south of the 49th parallel(* See Note Below), including those in Alaska, have a happy and safe Independance Day holiday.
Canada celebrated "Canada Day" last Monday on July 1st.
* The 49th parallel forms most of the border between the US and Canada, and most maps don't show it, but the state of Minnesota actually extends north of the 49th parallel for about 25 miles in an area called the "Northwest Angle".
[image:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/minnesota/map.GIF ]
Most of the area of the Northwest Angle is water, and the land areas in it are only accessible by boat or sea plane from the US. The land within the Northwest Angle is mostly occupied by the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
[image:
http://nierocks.areavoices.com/files/2013/03/anglemap.jpg ]
People entering the Northwest Angle by road have to check in with US Customs officials by videophone at a small cabin located along the US/Canada border. People going back into Canada have to do the same thing with Canada customs at the same cabin.
Most people have never heard of the Northwest Angle. So far as I know, it's the only place where the southern 49 contiuous states extend north of the 49th parallel.
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On 7/4/2013 11:20 AM, nestork wrote:

Nestork,
Thank you for those links.
I don't know if this will matter to you or not, but I wanted to mention something about the "image" links that you post. In both this thread and the thread entitled "Supplying Water to Toilet from Gravity Feed Tanks" you provided links enclosed in brackets [] and starting with the string "image:"
I was wondering if you add the string and the brackets or if your newsreader does.
The reason I ask is that the newsreader on my iPad does not play well with urls of that format. For example, this link:
[image:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/minnesota/map.GIF ]
takes my iPad to www.enchantedlearning.com/nosuchfile.html
and
[image:
http://nierocks.areavoices.com/files/2013/03/anglemap.jpg ]
takes me to, well, nowhere. 404 - File not found.
The image links in the "Supplying Water..." thread both took my iPad to the about.com home page.
What appears to be happening is that the iPad picks up the close-bracket "]" as part of the url. Since that URL doesn't exist, how it is handled is dependent on how the parent site itself deals with bad urls.
I know it's my issue, not yours, but since a.h.r doesn't support images, if you are trying to get the images to display in your post by manually by adding the string and brackets, it's not going to work. In addition, it messes up some (well, at least my) newsreader.
Thanks again and enjoy whichever holidays you choose to celebrate.
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I add them. But, I don't type "[image]", I put "[image: " immediately before and "]" immediately after the URL of the image I want to include in my post.
If you go to the very bottom of this page, you should see a little box which has this text in it:
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vB code is On Smilies are On [image: code is On HTML code is Off
If you click on the "[IMG]" link in that box, it will show you how to use those "[img]" and "]" codes to post images.
The vBulletin codes are for changing your text by _underlining_it_, making it *bold* or -in italics- or changing the size or colour of the text.
Smilies are for pasting happy face expressions into your posts. ;)

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So, are you saying that no one else can see the images I'm including in my posts?
I thought everyone could see them. I can see them when I review my posts after editing them.
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It's only looking at the beginning http to form a link, so it could be anything on the end. Unless you specify < >
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On Thursday, July 4, 2013 8:20:32 AM UTC-7, nestork wrote:

Thanks.
Did know about 'bump' there.
Can't believe after all the things US has done to Canada that Canada still remains civil to us. But glad they are.
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I have always wondered how that happened. The official answer is usually - surveyor's error. But since the border runs about 90 degrees to the 49th parallel, up through a peninsula and back down again, it would have to be a very drunk surveyor. It would appear that possibly some American official had a retreat up there and wanted it to remain in the US when the actual border line was determined. I understand that there was also some confusion as the the actual border between New York state and Quebec province until it was final surveyed and the actual line determined.
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The initial establishment of Angle Township being in the United States was due to a map-maker's error. Benjamin Franklin and British representatives established the initial U.S. and Canadian borders in the Treaty of Paris in 1783 from the Mitchell Map of colonial American geographer John Mitchell, which mis-represented the source of the Mississippi River.
The Treaty of Paris, concluded between the United States and Great Britain at the end of the American Revolutionary War, stated that the boundary between U.S. territory and the British possessions to the north would run "...through the Lake of the Woods to the northwestern-most point thereof, and from thence on a due west course to the river Mississippi..."
The parties did not suspect that the source of the Mississippi River, Lake Itasca (then unknown to European explorers), was south of that point. The entire Mississippi was too far south to be intersected by a line running west from the Lake of the Woods. The parties had used the Mitchell Map during the treaty negotiations; that map showed the Mississippi extending far to the north. In the Anglo-American Convention of 1818, the error was corrected by having the boundary run directly from the northwest point of the lake to the 49th parallel and then westward along it. The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 reaffirmed this border.
When a survey team led by David Thompson finally located the northwestern-most point of the lake and surveyed this north-south line, it was found to intersect other bays of the lake and therefore to form the boundary of a section of U.S. territory to its east, now known as the Northwest Angle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Angle
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On 07-04-2013 13:50, EXT wrote:

Due to contradictory acts of Congress, both Indiana and Michigan claimed a strip less than five miles wide. They were going to actually go to war over it when at the last moment Congress voted that the Indiana claim was correct.
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On Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:20:32 AM UTC-5, nestork wrote:

Thanks for the wish (and even using "neighbor" is very neighbourly!). My daughter is at the Coe College Wilderness Field Station and has most likely entered into Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park at this time. I'm sure she will come back with knowledge of the "Northwest Angle"...and now I know...
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On Thu, 4 Jul 2013 17:20:32 +0200, nestork

Thank you for your felicitation.
However, you have ruined our current administrations plans to invade Canada. The "Northwest Angle" was going to be his command center for the invasion.
You do realize our imposter-in-chief has been informed of your posting. I'm sure there are spooks from the CIA heading to your location even as I type.
Run, nestork. Run.
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On 07-04-2013 11:20, nestork wrote:

You are correct. But it's not the only part of the 48 that you have to get to by water or by Canada.
Ask Google maps to show you "98281"
See also Long Slough, KY and zoom out a little.
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