Center of the Universe - Wallace, Idaho
Posted by: BruceS
N 47° 28.306 W 115° 55.435
11T E 581086 N 5258153
Quick Description: Man-hole cover declaring Wallace, Idaho as the proclaimed Center of the Universe is located in center of the intersection of Bank Street and Sixth Street.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 11:16:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM48EA
Wallace was declared to be the Center of the Universe September 25, 2004 with
the following proclamation:
The Mayor's Proclamation
I, Ron Garitone, Mayor of Wallace, Idaho, and all of its subjects, and
being of sound body and mind, do hereby solemnly declare and proclaim Wallace to
be the Center of the Universe.
Thanks to the newly discovered science of "Probalism" - specifically
probalistic modeling, pioneered by the Environmental Protection Agency and the
Department of Health and Welfare, and peer-reviewed by La Cosa Nostra and the
Flat Earth Society - we were further able to pinpoint the exact center within
the Center of the Universe; to wit: a sewer access cover slightly off-center
from the intersection of Bank and Sixth Streets.
Upon discovering this desecration of the Center of the Universe, we
proceeded forthwith to remove said manhole cover and replace it with this fine
Monument, directing all who come upon it to the Four Corners of the Universe,
these being the Bunker Hill, the Sunshine, the Lucky Friday and the Galena
Mines. Let the courses of all who foray upon these vectors into the known and
unknown be forever illuminated by the brilliant, shimmering gleamings of silver,
lead and zinc to their destinations, wherever they may be.
The science of Probalism has its roots in the 2002 EPA Coeur d'Alene Basin
Record of decision, and as a syllogism expresses itself thusly: if a thing
cannot be disproven, it is thereby proven. Thus if the communities of the Silver
Valley cannot absolutely prove themselves to the EPA's satisfaction to be good
and healthy places to live, then this is proof that they require the EPA's
continued meddling in their affairs.
Similarly, after a search of the literature, our government-contracted
scientists in Moscow, Boise and Seattle have, after years of diligence, been
unable to unearth one scintilla of proof that Wallace is NOT the Center of the
Universe. In the absence of such proof, we are compelled to conclude that
Wallace must therefore BE the Center of the Universe.
And it is hereby so ordered and declared, this year 2004, this date,
September 25th, this hour, 9:00 PM WUT (Wallace Universal Time).