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The debate over the geographic center of North America


The debate over the geographic center of North America – CBS News

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For years Rugby, North Dakota, a small patch of the prairie, had made a name for itself for its designation as the geographic center of the North American continent – that is, until A bar owner in the town of Robinson, about a hundred miles south, used a string and a globe to pretend his town was the real center. Correspondent Lee Cowan visited these modest candidates in a tectonic battle for bragging rights, and spoke with a geography professor who, armed with latitudes, longitudes and algorithms, may have solved the question of the center.

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