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June 11, 2012 - The two RV Gypsies
at the Geographical Center
of North America
sign - Geographical Center of North America

Karen Duquette at the Geographical Center of North America
Rugby, North Dakota

The Geographical Center of North America lies in the town of Rugby. It's marked by a rock obelisk, 15 feet tall, flanked by poles flying the US and Canadian flags. It is a monument easily missed, standing as it does in the parking lot of a cafe/gift shop. That's where it was moved when North Dakota widened Highway 2. Rugby isn't too particular about where, exactly, the center lies -- as long as it's somewhere in Rugby.

Amazingly, it wasn't until 1931 that this important Center was finally found. Rugby quickly realized its good fortune and changed its town seal to an outline of North America with a big dot on Rugby.

Others say that the center of North America is indeed in Pierce County, North Dakota -- but a couple of kilometers from Balta, not where the monument is in Rugby.

sign about Rugby
weather Vane & mileage to towns
Lee Duquette at the Geographical Center of North America
The two RV Gypsies have been told by local people that the lakes have risen 30 feet in the last 10 years. The photos below show the ponds have overtaken the light poles and trees. In some places the water was almost into the road.
the lakes are overflowing the land
the lakes are overflowing the land
Menu for the two RV Gypsies in North Dakota,
June 2012
Below are eight (8) sections of the adventures of the two RV Gypsies in North Dakota. You may view them in any order you wish.
White Buffalo in Jamestown
Fargo, Walk of Fame, The Woodchipper
Enchanted Highway
Big Oddities
Theodore Roosevelt Nat'l Park
and wildlife
  - 2 pages
Rugby - the Geographical Center
of North America (this page)
The Painted Canyon The International Peace Garden
Look Below

go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all six (6) sections above, please continue on to Wibaux - The Gateway to Montana, plus Makoshika State Park - The Badlands of eastern Montana.