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Border monuments: Part of our history

Posted Aug. 29, 2013

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Reporter: Kevin Keen
 
NOGALES, Sonora, Mex. (KGUN9-TV) - They dot Arizona’s southernmost landscape and serve an important purpose: to let us know where the U.S. ends and Mexico begins. No, they’re not border fences. They’re obelisks made of iron and stone, and they’ve been standing still since the 19th century.
 
In this gallery, you can scroll through pictures of this part of American history, courtesy of the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission.
 
You can read the full story about the 276 "boundary monuments" and what’s in store for the dozens of monuments crumbling here in Arizona.

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