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NY0469 - USC&GS 'H 546' - Algoma, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 21.020 W 121° 48.758
10T E 597793 N 4689357
Quick Description: This NGS benchmark is imbedded in a large boulder just off Algoma Rd in Algoma, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2013 6:37:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMGH7K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
I recovered this U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey benchmark from 1954 in excellent condition. It is imbedded in a large boulder just south of Algoma Rd. in the small community of Algoma. This benchmark is listed on a topography map as 'BM 4149.9'.

This disk is very difficult to get to during warmer months because of thick vegetation. The NGS datasheet info is adequate for station recovery. 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 10.9 MI N FROM KLAMATH FALLS. 9.9 MILES NORTH ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT KLAMATH FALLS, THENCE 1.0 MILE EAST ALONG THE OLD U. S. HIGHWAY 97, ABOUT 100 YARDS EAST OF THE EAST END OF A CONCRETE AND BRICK STORAGE BUILDING, AT THE BASE OF THE NORTHWEST END OF A FOOTHILL, IN THE TOP OF A BENCH ON THE NORTH SIDE OF A 6- BY 6-FOOT BOULDER PROJECTING 4 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, 61 1/2 FEET EAST OF POWER LINE POLE 9/12 WITH A TRANSFORMER, 30 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 1.5 FEET NORTH OF THE TOP OF THE BOULDER, AND ABOUT 4 FEET HIGHER THAN THE HIGHWAY.

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

Designation: H 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: NY0469

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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