elcome to Latitude 34 North. Lat34North is an eclectic collection of information reflecting my wide range of interests. From Geography, to the sciences, exploration and history, Lat34North covers a wide range of topics. Do you remember the old saying about your eyes being bigger than your stomach? Well, on Lat34North, my ambitions are bigger than my web development skills and time to do the necessary research and not to mention build the various web pages. My plans call for a web site with several sections, each section devoted to what at first glance may be seemingly unrelated subjects, but if you squint really hard, you can find a relationship there.
The cities section is dedicated to the cities around the world that are located on (or close to) the 34th Parallel North of the equator. This section includes information on the city, its history and the history of the surrounding area. For cities in the US, the page will contain information about the state and in other cites around the world, the page will contain information about the country. Each page also includes information on the weather in the region, including some historical weather data.
The cities section also includes pages dedicated to defining the terms Latitude, Longitude, Navigation and the concept of Time. Have you ever heard a character on your favorite TV show or movie refers to Zulu time? Then visit "Time Zones - Zulu Time", the web page about time, to find out what Zulu time really means.
Colors around the fast facts section.
As you visit each city around the world, you will notice that the lines around the fast fact at the top of each page is a different color. The lines represent the colors of the flag of the nation that the city is in. The bars are red and green for Fes and Rabat-Salé, Morocco, and they are red, white and blue for each city in the United States.
Historic Markers Across Georgia
The Historic Markers Across Georgia section includes most of the Historic marker located across the state of Georgia, including many historic markers not found on other sites. You can locate the markers by county or search by keywords in the title and text. As an example, if you want to find all of the GA Historic Markers that refer to the "Hightower Trail", simply go to the Search by Keyword Page, enter Hightower Trail in the search field and then click on the search button. A list of all of the historic markers in Georgia with the phrase Hightower Trail will be returned. You can then view the text and location of each marker individually.
Historic Markers Across Georgia also provides the waymark code and a link to the Historic marker on the Waymarking web site.
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Civil War Battlefield Monuments (CWBFM.org)
Are you a Civil War buff? Do you enjoy exploring America’s Civil War battlefields, either preserved or hiding on our cities street? If you are, consider uploading your discoveries to this site. Even if someone else beat you to the submission, you can still add a fresh photo, better directions, or some additional insight into the subject described. What do you get in return? We’ll credit each submission by publishing your name on that page, unless, of course, you wish to remain anonymous.
I will be adding more information and new sections through the year, so if you don't see what you are looking for now, come back later.
These are some of my favorite web sites.
American Diabetes Association
American Cancer Society
National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance
Enjoy the ride!
Benchmarking Using your GPS unit and/or written directions provided by NGS, which are available for review by the public, you can seek out NGS survey markers and other items that have been marked in the USA.
Waymarking - provides tools for you to catalog, mark, and visit interesting and useful locations around the world.
Papa Bear's BeanchMark Hunting Site.
Calculate distance, bearing and more between two Latitude/Longitude points.
Georgia Water Information Network (GWIN).
Georgia Info (Carl Vinson Institute of Government) - Georgia History and Historic Markers.
Hillary Duff - Fly
Demi Lovato - Skyscraper
Chely Wright - The bumper of my SUV
Song Around the World "Stand By Me"
Center for Civil War Photography
Civil War Photo Gallery
Large-Size GA DOT County Highway Maps
India’s Amazing Tree Bridges Are Made of Living Roots and Vines!
ATC - 1st - 25 Best Years - (1958-83)
Building Marvels: Landmarks of the United States