MONUMENT 121 - Okanogan County, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.006 W 119° 20.487
11U E 328746 N 5430108
Quick Description: The fourth border monument east of Osoyoos Lake, MON 121 is just where one would expect to find it - on the Canada-U.S. border.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2021 12:39:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM14VGR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 0

Long Description:
Monumented along the Canada-U.S. border in 1905, 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, from about 1905, was made of an aluminum-bronze alloy. 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, "121", on the west side.

One may drive to a spot quite near MON 121 thus:
Along Highway 3 east of Osoyoos, at coordinates 49.006462 -119.340580 turn south on Eagle Point Road.
Continue south to the very end of Eagle Point Road. The last 250 metres (~800 feet) is a narrow, overgrown, yet paved, road to a turnaround.
From there, bush-wack, first west, then south to find a reasonable route down to MON 121. You will have parked only about 85 metres north of MON 121 but well above it.
DESIGNATION -  MONUMENT 121
PID         -  TP1280
STATE/COUNTY-  WA/OKANOGAN
COUNTRY     -  US
USGS QUAD   -  MOUNT HULL 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
SATELLITE: THE SITE LOCATION WAS REPORTED AS SUITABLE FOR
SATELLITE: SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS - 1990

HISTORY     - Date     Condition        Report By
HISTORY     - 1905     MONUMENTED       IBC
HISTORY     - 1952     GOOD             IBC
HISTORY     - 1990     GOOD             GSC

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.

RECOVERY NOTE BY GEODETIC SURVEY OF CANADA 1990
MKR TYPE V SETTING CODE 4
LOC ON THE CANADA-US BOUNDARY S OF ANARCHIST MOUNTAIN REST
AREA. FROM THE BRIDGE IN OSOYOOS PROCEED E ON HWY 3 OR
18 KM TO REST AREA, APPROX 20 M E OF THE REST AREA PROCEED
SE ON A DIRT RD FOR APPROX 0.1 KM TO A GATE. CONTINUE S FOR
ANOTHER 0.2 KM PAST A CORRAL. TAKE THE LESSER USED LEFT FORK
AFTER THE CORRAL. CONTINUE FOR 0.7 KM TO A RIGHT FORK IN THE
RD, THROUGH A LOGGING LANDING AREA AND INTO A STEEPLY
SLOPING GRASSY AREA. GO SE ABOUT 2/3 OF THE WAY UP THE HILL,
THEN S ACROSS THE HILL FOR APPROX 200 M TO THE MON. AN OLD
LOGGING TRAIL ALLOWS YOU TO DRIVE TO ABOUT 40 M FROM THE
MON. MKD BY AN IBC OBELISK SET IN A SQUARE CONC BASE.

From NOAA
Photo goes Here
Monumentation Type: Metal post

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
Monumented in 1905, this was in the second set of boundary markers to be set out along the Canada-U.S. border west of the continental divide, filling in gaps left after the original boundary markers were placed in 1857 to 1861.


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Okanogan

USGS Quad: MOUNT HULL OE N

NGS PID: TP1280

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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