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Re: HIST: Flags

From: StorYlade@aol.com

In a message dated 08/23/1999 5:20:08 PM Central Daylight Time, 
snyder@eden.com writes:

<< It
 is a nice story, but the realities of land ownership then or now would be
 incompatible with such an impermanent marker. They could die, be burned in
 range fires, won't live in swampy areas, no topsoil at the corner, drift
 away from the center of the original planting, etc. etc. >>

Hey, stranger things happen!  In many places the corners were marked with 
less!  In 1986 we bought two acres in Warren County Kentucky.  One corner was 
marked with a red flag tied around a tree and another corner was marked with 
a red flag tied to a barbed wire fence.  The third corner was marked with a 
railroad spike buried in the ground (we never found it), and the fourth 
corner was marked as "large oak tree."  But which large oak tree????? duh? 

Also, back then a corner was just an guestimate anyway.

Betty in BG KY

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