Survey Markers (4)
When Built: 2003
Designed to signify the coming together of Lloydminster
The Alberta-Saskatchewan border runs down the middle of Lloydminister's Main Street.
The border markers are shaped like the survey stakes used during the original survey
of the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan. There are four of them, representing
the 4th Meridian which makes the border.
The gap between the steel pillars of each monument represents the actual border. Here
is what they look like on together:
These structures replaced the original markers that were built in 1994 and stood
100 Feet (30.5 Meters) high. They were also made of steel. There were some concerns
about structural safety that resulted in them being removed. Here is a 2001 photo of
the original monuments:
Information Source: Sandy Simms, Daryl Plant, Dan Dmytryshyn and city literature
Picture Source: DMY