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charlotte
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February 11, 2008 6:20 pm  

I learned that not only is Point Udall, on STX, the eastern most point of the US but also in Guam, Point Udall, is the western most point of the US...weird, huh... So, what is Udall mean? Does anyone know the reason for the Udall names?


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aschultz
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February 11, 2008 6:56 pm  

It was to brothers, that's all i know. There are some history buffs on here. I'm sure they will help us.


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Dante
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February 11, 2008 6:59 pm  

Point Udall is the name of both the easternmost and westernmost points in the United States, named for two brothers.

Point Udall at the east end of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands is the easternmost point in the United States including territories and insular areas. It was named for Stewart Udall, United States Secretary of the Interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. A sundial known as the Millennium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year's celebration in 2000 — it marks the azimuth of the first U.S. sunrise of that year. From the monument an informal trail of moderate difficulty leads down to the point, composed of uplifted and rotated volcanic rock.

Point Udall also refers to the westernmost point in the territorial United States, on the Orote Peninsula of Guam. This point used to be called "Orote Point" until it was re-named "Point Udall" in May 1987. It is named after Stewart Udall's brother, Mo Udall.

Who Knew..pretty cool 🙂


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charlotte
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February 11, 2008 7:27 pm  

Thanx Dante...


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terry
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February 11, 2008 7:40 pm  

They were both Senators from Arizona.


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