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NY0466 - USC&GS 'C 546' - Klamath County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 20.636 W 121° 49.750
10T E 596442 N 4688628
Quick Description: This NGS benchmark is located on top of a concrete foundation to former grain tanks just east of railroad tracks in Klamath County, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2013 7:16:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMGH80
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
I recovered this U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey from 1954 in good condition. It is imbedded on top of the NW corner of a concrete foundation for former grain storage tanks. This benchmark is also listed on a topography map as 'BM 4152.3'. The NGS datasheet descripion has changed quite a bit. The grain storage tanks, truck unloading chute and iron pipes no longer exist but the iron pipes' bases were still visible and aided in recovery since the concrete frame was covered with dirt and gravel. My posted coordinates will place you very close to this benchmark.

NGS datasheet info:

01/01/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 9.7 MI N FROM KLAMATH FALLS. 9.7 MILES NORTH ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT KLAMATH FALLS, 0.15 MILE SOUTH OF MILEPOLE 439, 0.15 MILE SOUTH OF THE STATION SIGN AT ALGOMA, AT TWO GRAIN STORAGE TANKS, AT A TRUCK UNLOADING CHUTE, IN THE TOP OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A CONCRETE FRAME, 8.7 FEET EAST OF THE EAST RAIL OF THE EAST TRACK, 3.7 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH ONE OF TWO 3-INCH IRON PIPES SUPPORTING THE TRAIN LOADING TUBE, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE TRACK.

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

Designation: C 546

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic 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: NY0466

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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