Monument 164 - Laurier, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.004 W 118° 13.818
11U E 410013 N 5428191
Quick Description: About 470 metres west of the Laurier-Cascade border crossing, at the end of Border Road, stands Border Monument Number 164, better known as MON 164.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/2/2021 3:04:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM14B2N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
Views: 1

Long Description:
Monumented along the Canada-U.S. border in 1904, the Joint Report Upon The Survey and Demarcation of the Boundary Between The United States and Canada, by the International Boundary Commission, tells us the following:
TYPES OF MONUMENTS
The monuments which mark and reference the boundary are of the following 11 types:
1. General type of cast—iron monument made in 1872—76 and in 1908—13. (Fig. 1.)
2. General type of aluminum-bronze monument made and set in 1904—9. (Fig. 2.) ...,
meaning that this border monument, from 1904, was made of an aluminum-bronze alloy. It is covered with silver paint. Raised lettering reads "Canada" on the north side, "United States" on the south side, "Treaty of 1846", etc. on the east side, with the monument's number, "164", on the west side.

On the southern edge of a ranch pasture, MON 164 has been enclosed on all sides by a barbed wire fence, but remains accessible. Access is best gained from the south side, unless one is desirous of a lengthy conversation with the ranch owner. He's an interesting guy to talk to, though.
DESIGNATION -  MONUMENT 164
PID         -  TP1323
STATE/COUNTY-  WA/FERRY
COUNTRY     -  US
USGS QUAD   -  LAURIER OE N (2017)

MARKER: Z = SEE DESCRIPTION
SETTING: 7 = SET IN TOP OF CONCRETE MONUMENT
STABILITY: C = MAY HOLD, BUT OF TYPE COMMONLY SUBJECT TO
STABILITY: SURFACE MOTION

 HISTORY     - Date     Condition        Report By
 HISTORY     - 1905     MONUMENTED       IBC
 HISTORY     - 1952     GOOD             IBC

                         STATION DESCRIPTION

DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1905 (JJM)
THE MONUMENT IS AN ALUMINUM - BRONZE SHAFT SET IN A 3 FOOT SQUARE
CONCRETE BASE AND PROJECTS 4-1/2 FEET ABOVE THE BASE.  ---CANADA---
IS CAST ON THE NORTH FACE OF THE SHAFT,---UNITED STATES---ON THE
SOUTH FACE, AND---TREATY OF 1846, LINE ESTABLISHED 1857-1907---ON THE
EAST FACE.  ON THE WEST FACE IS A PLATE BEARING THE NUMBER OF THE
MONUMENT.

                         STATION RECOVERY (1952)

RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1952
STATION PAINTED.

From NOAA
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Monumentation Type: Metal post

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
See above.


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Ferry

USGS Quad: LAURIER OE N

NGS PID: TP1323

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1905

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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