Here's THE question!April 14 2006 at 4:13 PM
|Zak (Login zkmiller)|
Response to Re: "Alternate" highpoint for IL
Good, Now we're getting academic!
Someone brought up the subject and the question that needed to be asked! Hypothetically speaking:
Say I 'own' the highpoint of my state. Then, the guy nextdoor to me gets busy with a bulldozer and makes his land 2 feet taller than mine, plants grass, and puts a marker and a logbook on top.
Is mine still the highpoint?
In 100 years, which would be the highpoint?
Does he have a valid claim to owning the highpoint?
What's to stop me from buying a bulldozer a year later and reclaiming my hp?
What if his hp was a landfill? What's the difference?
What if he 'makes' his hill out of steel and concrete? Would that make a difference?
If the indians raised a burial mound 1000 years ago that became higher than the 'natural' highpoint, would we know? Would we care?
See my next post for the answers (such as they are...)
- Officially? - Olivier Kozlowski on Apr 14, 2006
- Duh - Olivier Kozlowski on Apr 14, 2006