This sign, located near the Keizer Little League Park, tells the viewer that they are standing near the intersection of Longitude 123°W and Latitude 45°N (123°45°)
Each face of the sign has a different fact about the earth:
- Portland, Oregon is north of the 45th parallel and Portland, Maine is south of the 45th parallel.
- The 123 Meridian intersects six islands, one lake and only two cities as it spans north-south on the Earth.
- If you were in this exact same spot on the other side of the world, you would be in China.
- Only four states lie entirely north of the 45th parallel: Alaska, Washington, Montana (almost) and North Dakota.