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NY0467 - USGS 'V 4' 1919 - Klamath County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 20.823 W 121° 49.720
10T E 596478 N 4688974
Quick Description: This NGS benchmark is located on the SE corner of a stone abutment and between railroad tracks and Hwy 97 in Klamath County, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2013 6:58:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMGH7V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
I recovered this U.S. Geological survey benchmark from 1919 in good condition. It is imbedded in the SE corner of a stone abutment and next to railroad tracks that span an irrigation canal. It is listed on a topography map as 'BM 4151.1' and also has the elevation stamping of '4151.097' in addition to the designation and year stamping.

The NGS datasheet info is adequate for station recovery. My posted coordinates will place you very close to this benchmark location.

NGS datasheet info:

01/01/1919 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

01/01/1954 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 9.9 MI N FROM KLAMATH FALLS. 9.9 MILES NORTH ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT KLAMATH FALLS, ABOUT 70 YARDS NORTH OF MILEPOLE 439 AND THE STATION SIGN AT ALGOMA, OPPOSITE U. S. HIGHWAY 97 BRIDGE, AT BRIDGE 439.04, IN THE TOP OF THE STONE BALLAST ON THE SOUTH ABUTMENT, 7.9 FEET EAST OF THE EAST RAIL OF THE EAST TRACK, 0.8 FOOT SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE BALLAST, AND ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE TRACK.

01/01/1962 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

06/29/1988 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1988 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: V 4

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk

County: Klamath County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Wocus (1985)

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: NY0467

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

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