USGS ILL 8W 1923
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member geognerd
N 42° 14.915 W 088° 36.647
16T E 367117 N 4678632
Quick Description: An old disk outside the Marengo McDonald's restaurant
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2006 3:34:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMPZH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 21

Long Description:
This disk was monumented in 1923 by USGS. The landscape here has surely changed, as the mark is located in front of a McDonald's restaurant. While driving to find this benchmark, I could smell the McDonald's from 2 blocks away. The mark is at the northeast corner of US Route 20 and Ford Street. Plentiful parking.

A future visitor can also create a new waymark for the McDonald's if they take the coordinates of an entrance and a photo of the restaurant.

Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: ILL 8W

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk

County: McHenry

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Marengo South

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from an online local database were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (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

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  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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