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May 2004

High Points: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware

True highpointers will find this peak.

The Peak: 448 feet

A bump in Wilmington’s suburban sprawl, Ebright Azimuth sits in the median of a busy two-lane road between a radio tower and a trailer park. It’s enough to make you drive right on by, and most sensible people do. Highpointers, however, pose for photos by the sturdy blue sign on the side of Ebright Road.

The Prank

In 1963, Candid Camera and the Delaware Highway Patrol set up a roadblock at the state line, roughly 25 yards from the highpoint, with a sign reading: “Delaware is Closed Today.” Motorists were told that the state was under repair and that they should try again tomorrow. One driver meekly asked, “Is Jersey open?”

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