Deep, Deep America

Oct 26, 2009

Civilization is an interesting concept.  Being far from it is even more interesting.  Stephen Von Worley, an american blogger and photographer, decided to find out how far from it you could be.  How deep in America can you be. You know, where the buffalo roamed.

Or, more to the point, what is the McFarthest Spot in America. As you can see below, McDonald’s got the territory covered very well, with 13,381 outlets.

Von Worley studied, mapped out (Download a bigger, wallpaper-ready version of the map), and found that between the tiny Dakotan hamlets of Meadow and Glad Valley, you would be 107 miles away by helicopter or 145 miles by car from an outlet that could put an end to your Big Mac craving.

It is quite unlikely that I’ll ever move there.

But perhaps Phillip and Tina Sherman should.

As for Canada, it would be easier, as the chain has only slightly more than 1400 outlets in our country. And, if you have a Big Mac craving, you may want to avoid the Cambridge 401 location, apparently the busiest McDonald’s in Canada.


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