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Knuckup Hill - Wrentham, Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chuck E. Mong
N 42° 03.338 W 071° 19.773
19T E 307234 N 4658579
Quick Description: This marker is located on Knuckup Hill in Wrentham, Massachusetts, the site of a now closed ski area. It is on top of a large boulder.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2010 12:03:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM8J5N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 9

Long Description:
If you were to park near the Fiske Library you'll see a large hill with many ballfields. There is one right at the base of the hill. Choose a path to the top from the following: 1) Up the left side there is a trail where the J-Bar tow used to take you up. Pretty steep climb. 2) Up the main slope past center field. Pretty steep. 3) The trail to the right is the least steep but a little longer.
At the top you'll see a blockhouse for the tow operator, the top end of the tow with some cable still attached and a fireplace with a pipe chimney. Near the chimney is a gravel road which goes from the DPW (to the left) and the water towers (to the right). Head down the road towards the towers and look for a path on your left. Take the path and you'll come to a large boulder with a chunk that broke off and the remains of someones fire. There are a number of logs nearby which gave me enough of a boost to get on top of the boulder. The marker is set into the top and has been vandalized somewhat. I can't see any useful information as to the marker number or elevation.

Update 5-21-2010 - It has also been labeled as Knickup Hill on a map from 1893.
Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey and State Survey

Monumentation type: Not labeled BENCH MARK, but with an ELEVATION marked on it

County: Norfolk

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Wrentham, Massachusetts

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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