Spring Valley Elevation Disk - Readstown, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger
N 43° 27.147 W 090° 47.272
15T E 678980 N 4813437
Quick Description: Set on a bridge that spans the creek flowing from Spring Valley, this disk shows a small portion of Wisconsin's highway history.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2016 10:20:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMT8FJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This disk was set some time between 1911 and 1967 by the Wisconsin State Highway Commission. The State Highway Commission was the precursor for the Wisconsin DOT which was established in 1967. The commission was established in 1911 by the state legislature and first met on July 17th of that year. Due to the growth of the interstate system in the 1950's, the state of Wisconsin sought it wise to create a full blown Department of Transportation and thus the Wisconsin DOT was formed. To get to this disk park on the South side of the road at the West end of the guard rail and walk there. Watch for cars as this is the main road between Viroqua and Readstown. The disk itself has had some concrete poured over it but it is still readable. This disk warns both of a fine and imprisonment for disturbing it. It is located on top of the Southwest wing wall next to the railing.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): Wisconsin State Highway Commission

Monumentation type: Not labeled BENCH MARK, but with an ELEVATION marked on it

County: Vernon

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Readstown

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: 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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