I have a geography question. And no, TheIncredibleHolg, I don’t know the answer.
In NW Washington State, there is a peninsula called Point Roberts thats base is Canadian, but the US claims the last mile or so.
Similarly, in northern Minnesota, the northern-most point in the lower 48 states is the Red Lake Indian Reservation, which is on a peninsula in Lake of the Woods (?).
My question is this: why does the US lay claim to these two pieces of real estate? The only land route to either must go into Canada then back out.