Show Me-The Hawkeye State
In Iowa, United States
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BYOP. This can be a high muggle area during the weeks proceeding the 4th of July.
This cache is near an iron marker of the Territory of Missouri.In 1850, the United States Government appointed commissioners from thestates of Missouri and Iowa to retraceand establish permanent monuments along Sullivan’s Line. They were also instructed to establish the Missouri/Iowa boundary on the north side of the Platte Purchase, which extended from the west end of Sullivan’s Line approximately 60 miles west to the Missouri River. During the survey of 1850, evidence of Sullivan’s Line was recovered. The surveyors also commenced at Sullivan’s northwest corner and extended Sullivan’s Line west on a parallel of latitude from that point, establishing new monuments at each mile, as well as new cast iron monuments at every 10th mile west to the Missouri River. The retracement of Sullivan’s Line in 1850 revealed that the original line did not follow a true parallel of latitude.
The cast iron marker placed near this cache actually belongs 2 miles west of here; but was discovered in a fraternity house in Maryville, MO after which a local farmer retrieved it and set it at this site for public display.
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- Mom & DadVisiting the Cast Iron Marker near the geocache.
Last Updated: on 11/19/2013 5:31:50 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:31 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum