A Visit to Point Roberts, Washington

Point Roberts is a promontory of the Tsawwassen Peninsula that sticks out just south of the 49th parallel that forms the US-Canadian border. It's a little piece of America geographically attached to Canada. Nate Berg of The Atlantic visited the tiny community that lives there and learned about how it endures, politically and economically. Moving people and goods to Point Roberts can be a great struggle, but in some ways that's beneficial: perhaps 50 of the town's 1,300 residents are in the US Marshals' witness protection program.

Read more about Berg's visit at the link, including why he describes Point Roberts as "the foreskin of America."

Link -via Glenn Reynolds | Image: Google

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