The Lope: Where is Ace Jackalope? (episode 14)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Where is Ace Jackalope? (episode 14)

Never let it be said that we at The Lope are unresponsive to reader requests. Here's a new WiAJ for you.

I know, I know. You're thinking this is too easy.

It would be if I were only asking what city Ace is pictured in. But this is a two-parter.

In addition to telling us where Ace is, can you tell us why the statement made by the picture isn't really true?


Anonymous Cumbres said...

1) This marker is located on the 15th step of the Denver Colorado Statehouse.

2) In 1969 it was found to be off by 4 steps and a round brass plaque was attached to the 19th step. In 2002 it was again found to be in error and the correct height was 3 feet different.

Curiously, it appears that the minute gravitational influence of the mountains surrounding Denver caused the surveyors plumb bobs to not hang exactly vertical and this introduced some error into their elevation calculations. Apparently the modern GPS elevation mapping process is not affected in the same way.

And thanks for a new "Wheres Ace"!

Tue Apr 24, 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous toltec said...

Thanks for bringing WIAJ back. Hope to see more in the future. They are fun and educational.

Tue Apr 24, 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you heard of this guy? Maybe you would be interested in featuring him if you're in his area. Enjoy your blog.

Tue May 08, 03:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ace Jackalope said...

Yep; that's Denver. I'll have more on it later this year. And thanks for the link, anonymous.

Fri May 11, 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger laurel huggins said...

hi sure do get around...I stumbled upon your blogs...
drop in and visit us at the studio if you happen to be in Ventura, ca.

p.s. I sent an email...asking permission to use one of your photos as reference for a painting..

Sun Sep 23, 09:55:00 AM  

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