~~~~The 4 Corners
The group declared secession from the United States and announced their intent to join the Confederate States of America under the name of the Arizona Territory. The U.S. Congress responded in 1863 by creating another Arizona Territory with different, but partially overlapping boundaries. The Confederate boundaries split New Mexico along an east–west line, the 34th parallel north, allowing for a single state connection from Texas to the Colorado River. This would give the Confederacy access to California and the Pacific coast. The Union definition split New Mexico along a north–south line, the 32nd meridian west from Washington, which simply extended the boundary between Colorado and Utah southward. The Union plan eventually became reality, and this created the quadripoint at the modern Four Corners. After the split, New Mexico resembled its modern form, with only slight differences.
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Metallic plate marking the "four corners" spot where the boundaries of the U.S. states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet.
File:Four Corners Monument Marker 2012.jpg
Created: 20 June 2012
Location: 36° 59′ 56.33″ N, 109° 2′ 42.72″ W
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