A photographic selection of locations divided by borderlines. Images compiled primarily from Google Maps.
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June 9, 2011
Ferry Avenue & Immigration Street Looking northwest from Eastport, Idaho, U.S., toward Kingsgate, British Columbia, Canada.
The maroon truck on the right is seen crossing the International Boundary into Canada at the border station, obscured by the white building. The utility pole just to the right of the truck is in British Columbia.
The brown building is the Eastport Post Office, which shares space with United Parcel Service. The gray building further north is the Idaho Hotel.
The borderline between Idaho and British Columbia is 45 miles long. It makes up the shortest land section of the border between the two nations.
Second Street West Looking east from a parking lot of a customs firm just north of the U.S./Canada border in Coutts, Alberta. The chain-link fence separates the two countries. The area between the fence and the parking spaces serves as the buffer zone of the borderline. (See the view looking west from this point.)
Sweet Grass, Montana, is south of this point. (Here is a view from about a block south of the fence.) It’s an incorporated community located in Tooles County whose biggest landmark is the borderline and terminus of Interstate 15.
This border station is unusual in that both Canadian and American officials work from the same facility.
U.S. Highway 18 at Fall River County Road 18C Looking south down County Road 18C which sits on the borderline between Fall River County, South Dakota, on the left and Niobrara County, Wyoming, on the right. The nearest municipalities are Edgemont, S.D., (pop. 867) 12 miles to the east and Lusk, Wy., (pop. 1,447), about 60 miles to the southwest.
The Buffalo Gap National Grassland is a protected mixed grass prairie under the jurisdiction of the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, run by the U.S. Forest Service.
Oklahoma Highway 25/McDonald County Highway O Looking south from near Southwest City, Missouri, into Dodge, Oklahoma. Blecha Road (South 700 Road,) next to the tattoo parlor, sits on the borderline between the two states. The front of the sign in the bottom-right corner announces “Missouri State Line”.
Jawbones Tattoo sits near the borderline, perhaps for the same reasons you’ll find liquor stores edging up against “dry” county lines. Between 1963-2006, it was illegal to tattoo or operate a tattoo parlor in the state of Oklahoma. The ban was finally lifted after an increase of hepatitis infections across the Sooner State.
The southwest corner of Missouri is the only corner of the Show-Me State not bordered by either the Missouri or Mississippi River. The corner of three state borderlines (Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas) occurs just seven miles south of this point.