Monument 168 - Laurier, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.002 W 118° 09.851
11U E 414849 N 5428112
Quick Description: East of Laurier, WA Monument 168 requires getting away from the madding crowd for a drive in the wilderness. Easiest access is via Christina Lake in British Columbia.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2021 11:03:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM14B5X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
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Long Description:
At the south end of Christina Lake is the Christina Lake Welcome Centre. It is just north off Kimura Road, which leads west off Highway 3. Heading east directly opposite Kimura Road is Santa Rosa Road, which heads over the Cascade Mountains, ending at Rossland. It is this road which one must follow to reach Monument 168. Continue down Santa Rosa Road for about 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) until uou are directly north of the coordinates of Monument 168. One may park on the side of the road anywhere in the vicinity. From there one must bushwack about 130 metres (430 feet) to the monument. As I recall, there's an old fence not far south of the road.

The Joint Report Upon The Survey and Demarcation of the Boundary Between The United States and Canada, by the International Boundary Commission, tells us the following:
TYPES OF MONUMENTS
The monuments which mark and reference the boundary are of the following 11 types:
1. General type of cast—iron monument made in 1872—76 and in 1908—13. (Fig. 1.)
2. General type of aluminum-bronze monument made and set in 1904—9. (Fig. 2.) ...,

meaning that this border monument, monumented in 1905, is of the aluminum-bronze type. It is covered with silver paint. Raised lettering reads "Canada" on the north side, "United States" on the south side, "Treaty of 1846", etc. on the east side, with the monument's number, "166", on the west side.
DESIGNATION -  MONUMENT 168
PID         -  TP1329
STATE/COUNTY-  WA/STEVENS
COUNTRY     -  US
USGS QUAD   -  LAURIER OE N (2017)

MARKER: Z = SEE DESCRIPTION
SETTING: 7 = SET IN TOP OF CONCRETE MONUMENT
STABILITY: C = MAY HOLD, BUT OF TYPE COMMONLY SUBJECT TO
STABILITY: SURFACE MOTION

  HISTORY     - Date     Condition        Report By
  HISTORY     - 1905     MONUMENTED       IBC
  HISTORY     - 1964     GOOD             IBC

                          STATION DESCRIPTION

DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1905 (JJM)
THE MONUMENT IS AN ALUMINUM - BRONZE SHAFT SET IN A 3 FOOT SQUARE
CONCRETE BASE AND PROJECTS 4-1/2 FEET ABOVE THE BASE.  ---CANADA---
IS CAST ON THE NORTH FACE OF THE SHAFT,---UNITED STATES---ON THE
SOUTH FACE, AND---TREATY OF 1846, LINE ESTABLISHED 1857-1907---ON THE
EAST FACE.  ON THE WEST FACE IS A PLATE BEARING THE NUMBER OF THE
MONUMENT.
From NOAA
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Monumentation Type: Metal post

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
See above


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: STEVENS

USGS Quad: LAURIER OE N

NGS PID: TP1329

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1905

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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