|Sculpture marks state’s geographic center|
|Written by Mark Lineberger|
|Saturday, 07 April 2012 00:00|
If Arizona were a dart board, Camp Verde would be pretty close to the bull’s-eye.
That’s why dozens of people gathered in windswept Rezzonico Family Park on Sunday, April 1.
It may have been April Fool’s Day, but this wasn’t a prank.
They were there to mark the official unveiling of a metal sculpture marking Camp Verde as the geographic center of Arizona.
Well, close enough, anyway.
The center was determined by the Arizona Professional Land Surveyors group using a series of tools and equations to find which spot of land is in the exact center of this irregularly-shaped state.
The actual center happens to be in a bit of barely accessible wilderness.
The group then decided to pick a town closest to the spot to give the new monument to.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 4, issue of The Camp Verde Journal.