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7 Souvenirs of August

Details for Benchmark: PP2514

N 44° 59.964 W 093° 01.454 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In RAMSEY county, MN View Original Datasheet
Designation:
RAMSEY COUNTY POOR FARM TANK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it 5/6/2013 Smiling Duo found PP2514   Visit Log
Saw while caching in the area. Thanks!!!
Found it 11/19/2011 goldribbon found PP2514   Visit Log
Thanks to geomatrix for pointing this out on the way past.
Found it 10/20/2011 Old Professor found PP2514   Visit Log
Observed on the way to MOA.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.
Found it 4/14/2011 Nomiker found PP2514   Visit Log
Spotted while out caching today.
Found it 3/14/2011 hatlevip found PP2514   Visit Log
found as described.
Found it 10/31/2009 voyager6 found PP2514   Visit Log
First set of benchmarks - I've seen these many, many times!
Found it 6/23/2009 she_wolf found PP2514   Visit Log
Logging my first benchmark - since I work here it had to be my first "official" one.
Found it 4/21/2009 MNWild11 found PP2514   Visit Log
Out caching in the area. I have been by this one many times.
Found it 1/13/2009 li1gray found PP2514   Visit Log
This one showed up first and then I seen the stack as I drove by.
Found it 6/10/2008 Reipod found PP2514   Visit Log
Found along with the stack, a daily sight when I head out for work in the morning.
Found it 5/15/2008 XHawk found PP2514   Visit Log
Spotted while on my way to the Maplewood Community Center.
Found it 4/29/2007 furballmac found PP2514   Visit Log
My second ever benchmark
Found it 11/29/2006 Lady Z found PP2514   Visit Log
Not hard to miss!
Found it 11/14/2006 geomatrix found PP2514   Visit Log
Looked to see if there were any benchmarks near my Poor farm cache TWISTED OAK and theres two I dont even have to leave the house for. Been by this land mark a million times almost.
Found it 7/7/2006 bequadrabo found PP2514   Visit Log
Pressure holding steady.
Found it 2/6/2006 drboob found PP2514   Visit Log
Been by here a million times. Finally logging it
Found it 1/15/2006 tesser found PP2514   Visit Log
Just getting started in benchmarks. This was easy.
Found it 5/12/2004 Buzzygirl found PP2514   Visit Log
Easy find while in the area looking for a cache. Ramsey County Fair has been held here forever!
Found it 4/17/2004 towlebooth found PP2514   Visit Log
Spied these two benchmarks while on a CITO expedition nearby.
Found it 4/13/2004 15Tango found PP2514   Visit Log
Found as described--I didn't know there are actually poor farms--I thought it was something our parents just told us so we'd be more thrifty.
[Photos:]
photoPoor farm tank and smokestack
Two official benchmarks in one shot--the tank to the right, and the smokestack to the left.
Found it 3/30/2004 AgatePicker found PP2514   Visit Log
Many fond memories for working summers for Ramsey County Parks.
Found it 3/7/2004 KC0GRN found PP2514   Visit Log
Believe me when I say it's there, I pass by it almost every day. Nice area, and a great landmark.
[Photos:]
photoRamsey County Poor Farm Tank
What the Ramsey County Poor Farm Tank looks like.
photoA view of the Ramsey County Poor Farm
This is the poor farm building, Tank, and Stack.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1934 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (CAS) THIS STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TALL, SILVER, STEEL WATER TANK AT THE RAMSEY COUNTY POOR FARM. THE TANK HAS A ROUND BOTTOM AND CONICAL TOP AND HAS A SMALL VENTILATOR AT THE CENTER OF THE TOP. IT IS ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH AND IS NOT VERY PROMINENT. IT WAS ERECTED ABOUT 1918. THE TANK IS ABOUT 35 FEET SOUTH OF THE HEATING PLANT AND ABOUT 50 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE POOR FARM. THE POOR FARM IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF WHITE BEAR AVENUE AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH FROST AVENUE, AND ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF THE CITY LIMITS OF ST. PAUL NEAR THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE CITY. THE TANK IS ABOUT 225 FEET EAST OF WHITE BEAR AVENUE AND ABOUT ON LINE WITH FROST AVENUE. THERE IS A PROMINENT RED BRICK STACK ABOUT 60 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE TANK.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in March 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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