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Loyal
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I learned a couple things.  Mostly stupid things, but still things I was ignorant of, like barleycorns and shoe sizes.

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I was on a trip to visit my Son in Boston. He bought us a tour bus trip around town. Crossing the Harvard Bridge I pointed out the Smoot Mark's and started explaining...the tour guide told me to hush up 'Cruz it was his job to tell the story...

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I know what a Smoot is.  Still confused as to exactly what a vara is in Texas.

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@paden-cash That looks like a California Vara to me... Smile  

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A Vara was legally established to be exactly 33 and 1/3 inches long in June of 1919

Where's Kent at when you need him...

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@dougie

It depends on which State you are in, Texas is NOT the center of the Universe, despite what some (but not all) Texans appear to believe.

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@loyal

That's right Loyal; the Universe is dynamic; ever expanding; the center is constantly changing. But generally, it's just a little bit north of Puyallup.

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@mike-marks

A Vara was legally established to be exactly 33 and 1/3 inches long in June of 1919

 

Which isn't helpful when you are retracing a survey done before 1919 that used a different length vara. 

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@aliquot

He didn't ask when, he just wanted to know EXACTLY what a Vara was; in Texas...

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@dougie

I always considered the word "vara" to be a variation of the term variable, and a close cousin to "it depends."

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@loyal

 

And everything in Texas is EXACTLY North, South, East, or West...

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And often a rod wasn't 16.5'.

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@mightymoe

Don't forget roods which would seem to be misspelled rods.

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@holy-cow

Leave it to the spelling police!

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