This medallion (installed in 1992) at the Four Corners Monument marks the exact spot where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah converge. The Bicentennial hiking team from Meredith, New Hampshire, stood at that spot on July 1, 1970.

AFTER WALKING through the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, during the night of June 12-13, 1976, the two long-distance hikers from Meredith, New Hampshire, continued westward.

Scott King and George Hormell had been making their way through the state as part of a cross-country journey that had started in Portland, Maine, on March 15. The third member of their team was Chris Hurd, who drove the van and provided general support. The purpose of their effort was to honor the Bicentennial of the American Revolution on behalf of their community club, the Meredith Jaycees. They planned to reach the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica, California, in July.

Aurore Eaton is a historian and writer in Manchester, contact her at auroreeaton@aol.com or at www.facebook.com/AuroreEatonWriter