Monument 188-B - Pend Oreille County, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.002 W 117° 17.965
11U E 478099 N 5427502
Quick Description: Boundary monument at Nelway Canada-US Border Crossing on Highway 31 (US) and Highway 6 (Canada).
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2012 4:49:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMG03Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 3

Long Description:
This monument is just a few feet east of the highway, right on the border.

Strangely, neither the USGS nor NRCAN have datasheets for this monument, though there are mentions of it in two other datasheets.
From TO0760 datasheet:
...FOUND INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY MONUMENT 188-B AT LAT 49 00 00.0 N LONG 117 17 58.1 W AND USGS BC R55-1930 NEARBY. THE MONUMENT VICINITY MAY HAVE BEEN FILLED AND THE MONUMENT MAY BE FOUND WITH A METAL LOCATOR, WHICH I DIDN'T HAVE.

From TO0758 datasheet:
...EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 40.8 METERS (134 FEET) SOUTH OF INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY MARKER NUMBER 188-B, 7.9 METERS (26.0 FEET) EAST OF THE EAST END OF A SIGN READING -WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES-.

It seems that almost the only evidence of its existence is its physical presence (and my pix).
Monumentation Type: Concrete post

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

County: PEND OREILLE

USGS Quad: Boundary Dam

NGS PID: Unknown

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1932

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Historical significance: Not listed

Monument Website: 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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