Corps of Discovery II - Kansas City, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings
N 39° 06.997 W 094° 36.644
15S E 360749 N 4330952
Quick Description: Corps of Discovery II – Kansas City, KS, is a twelve-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk located in the Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2005 12:57:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM45A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings
Views: 42

Long Description:
Corps of Discovery II – Kansas City, KS, is located near a semi-circular pavilion containing several Corps of Discovery interpretive panels in the Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. The disk was dedicated on June 6, 2004, as part of the “Heart of America: A Journey Forth” national signature event. The 12-inch commemorative disk is monumented in a 23-inch by 23-inch concrete pad that projects about two inches above the surface of the surrounding lawn. It is about 40 feet north of the western-most square pavilion column, about 40 feet west of the eastern-most square pavilion column, and 3.33 feet northwest of the most northwest point along the edge of a semi-circular paving block patio. 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 the westbound Interstate 70 bridge over the Missouri River, take the Fairfax Trafficway exit right (north) at the west end of the bridge. At the end of the long exit ramp, turn right (east) at the first driveway (and before passing under the "Public Levee" sign and walkway that spans the trafficway). Drive easterly through a truck marshaling yard for about 0.12 miles to the floodwalls. Follow the signs for Kaw Point and take the paved drive southwest through the floodwall for about 0.15 miles to a parking area. From the eastern-most point of the parking area, walk northeasterly on the plank walkway for about 200 feet to the pavilion, the patio, and the station on the left. Benchmark hunters “StripeMark” and "wister6813" provided information that made this visit and recovery much easier. Recovery first reported on the Geocaching datasheet for station PARKER, PID = KE1145.
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: Wyandotte County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Kansas City, MO

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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