Corps of Discovery II - Atchison, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings
N 39° 37.242 W 095° 05.625
15S E 320285 N 4387754
Quick Description: Corps of Discovery II – Atchison, KS, is a twelve-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk at the Independence Creek Encampment site north of Atchison.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2005 1:31:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM424
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings
Views: 35

Long Description:
Corps of Discovery II – Atchison, KS, is a twelve-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk at the Independence Creek Encampment site north of Atchison. The disk is stamped with the logo of the Corps of Discovery II series of Lewis and Clark commemorative disks, and was dedicated on July 4, 2004, as part of the “Heart of America: A Journey Forth” national signature event. The station is located along the north bank of Independence Creek near the site of Lewis and Clarks’ encampment, in the Independence Creek Hiking/Biking Trail recreational area, about four miles north-northeast of Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas. The disk is set in a 15-inch, round concrete monument that is flush with the surface. It is located about 12 feet southwest of the centerline of a gravel path that runs along the north/east bank of the creek, and about 20 feet east-southeast of the third wood utility pole east of a wood foot bridge over the creek. The disk does not have any identifying stamping other than the standard design elements of the commemorative series of disks: CORPS OF DISCOVERY II – 200 YEARS TO THE FUTURE – PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP. To reach from Veteran's Park at the intersection of Commercial Street and River Road on the riverfront in Atchison, go west on Commercial Street for 0.1 miles to North Second Street. Turn right and go north on North Second Street for about 3.7 miles to 314th Road. Turn right and go easterly on 314th Road for about 1.1 miles to a gravel parking area with a footbridge on the north side. Walk north-northeast over the footbridge and follow the gravel path east and southeasterly for about 0.25 miles to the disk on the right. Benchmark hunter Geo*Trailblazer1 provided the handheld coordinates with which this visit/recovery would have been impossible. Information is current as of July 12, 2005. Recovery first logged on the Geocaching datasheet for station Y281, PID = KE0487.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: CORPS OF DISCOVERY II

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): Unknown

Monumentation type: Disk (unspecified type)

Monumentation type (if other): Lewis and Clark commemorative disk - 12"

County: Atchison County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Atchison East, KS

Special category (optional): Lewis and Clark marks

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

NGS PID: None

Special Category (if other): Not listed

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