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South of the Border: "Walking from Whitlash to a foreign country"


May 29, 2019

"South of the Border" columnist Steve Edwards poses by an obelisk which marks the international border at the Whitlash-Aden Border Crossing. An international bilateral commission manages and maintains 8,000 markers, many obelisks like the one in the photo, that delineate the 5,525 mile border between the U.S. and Canada.

South of the Border,

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Columnist's note: My wife and I have lived in Whitlash since mid-December, 2018. Living only six miles from Canada our intent was to visit our northern neighbors as soon as practical. During the winter, still thinking about going to Canada, I decided I would walk there in the spring. In early May the weather finally cooperated and I "walked from Whitlash to a foreign country." Here's some of what I saw and learned about the area north of our new home and the Whitlash-Aden Border Crossing.

The country north of Whitlash

Whitlash sits on a natural promontor...

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