Corps of Discovery II – New Town, North Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings
N 47° 58.820 W 102° 34.571
13T E 680869 N 5316956
Quick Description: Corps of Discovery II – New Town, ND, is a 12-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk located near the Three Tribes Museum in the Four Bears section of New Town, ND.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2006 7:34:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ0K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 41

Long Description:
Corps of Discovery II – New Town, ND, is a 12-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk located near the Three Tribes Museum in the Four Bears section of New Town, Fort Berthold Indian Agency reservation, McKenzie County, ND.

The disk is mounted in a 24-inch diameter concrete monument in the center of a nine-foot diameter concrete pad, and projects about three inches. The disk is about 0.17 miles west of the west end of the ND State Highway Bridge over Lake Sakakawea (Missouri River), about 280 feet south of the centerline of ND State Highway 23, about 250 feet west-southwest from the west end of a gas station, about 200 feet northwest of three flagpoles at the front of the Four Bears Lodge, about 80 feet northeast of the main entrance to the Three Tribes Museum on the east side of the museum building, about 60 feet north of the north face of a chain-link fence that surrounds a memorial to Fort Berthold veterans, and about 50 feet south of the south curb of an access road.

It was dedicated during the “Reunion at the Home of Sakakawea” national signature event on August 19, 2006, and visited by this correspondent on September 9, 2006. The disk is in the National Geodetic Survey database at PID = DJ5120: (visit link) . The disk does not have any other 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 Exit 159 off Interstate Highway 94 in Bismark, ND, go north on US Highway 83 for about 90.4 miles to the intersection with ND State Highway 23. Turn left and go west on ND State Highway 23 for about 56.1 miles to the intersection of ND State Highway 23 and West Ave in New Town. Continue west on ND State Highway for about 3.8 miles to the west end of the ND State Highway bridge over Lake Sakakawea (Missouri River) to the Four Bears section of New Town. Continue west for about 0.15 miles to the second left-hand turn off the highway. Turn left and go south for about 200 feet to an access road leading west. Turn right and go west for about 500 feet to the entrance to the Three Tribes Museum parking lot. Enter the lot and go east for about 300 feet to the northeast corner of the lot. From the northeast corner of the parking lot, walk east past the north face of the museum building for 210 feet to the station at the east end of a concrete walk.

Lake Sakakawea was formed when the Missouri River was dammed at Garrison, ND.

Recovery of this station was first reported at the Geocaching datasheet for station KNIFE RIVER, PID = SO0766.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: CORPS OF DISCOVERY II

Benchmark Agency: National Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Survey Mark

County: McKenzie County, ND

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Sanish (ND)

Special category (optional): Lewis and Clark marks

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

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

NGS PID: DJ5120 NEW TOWN DISCOVERY II

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): 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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