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Details for Benchmark: BM0889

N 30° 17.203 W 097° 44.108 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In TRAVIS county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
AUSTIN U TEX MAIN PWR PLT STK
Marker Type:
stack
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found this marker for 6th period Windolph CEA!

Observed while driving near the UT campus. This is my 11th benchmark.

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Stack and Tower.

found

Our 34th benchmark!

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phototwo benchmarks in one

Power plant stack appears to be in good condition.

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photoBM0889
University of Texas (Austin, TX)

Saw this stack while caching in the area.

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Discovered this stack many times, just keep forgetting to log it... (Not I gotta find my pictures of it...)

CEA, Windolf, 2016

Yea still there!

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Hard to miss. Greetings from Romania

Was on campus yesterday in the rain and with others so didn't claim it, but came back by today on a benchmark hunt.

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photoBM0889 - Stack

Found this while caching in the area with InxtricablFate, magtfplanner, and skeletor10.

Discovered with inxtricablfate, memomls, and Skeletor10 while on a 9-day road trip through the Southwest !

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photoAustin Pwr Plt Stack

Observed while traveling to a Military Reunion and Geo-caching and Benchmarking as we go. Various side trips to new and different areas.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

Drove by it multiple times over a caching weekend. Tried to get a pic, but couldn't quite manage.

We had business in the music school, then I spotted this benchmark.

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photostack in center of picture

Walked over to it during a UT campus visit, and even got a decent snapshot this time around: yep, it's still there!

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photoBM0889 - AUSTIN U TEX MAIN PWR PLT STK

Easy drive by benchmark

Saw this from a distance while geocaching w TeamSnooth and Phil & Verla from OZ.

Austin Trip

The UT Main Power Plant Stack at 24th St & San Jacinto Blvd

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photoBM0889 / U T Main Pwr Plt Stk / 1935
The UT Stack is still there

Pretty easy to spot this one...

Nabbing a few caches and BMs in town for a week.

Got here late and took the picture when it was a little dark.

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found while geocaching

Found Stack! Smoke Not Present!

Don't think this one is going anywhere for a while

Used to walk past this stack often.

Walked by this every day on my way to RLM for Astronomy classes.

I spotted this one while getting some virtuals in the area. My picture didn't turn out that great, so I am going to try to walk up there tomorrow and retake it.

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Found it while driving around Austin looking for NGS benchmarks.
Easy to see from near the garage on San Jacinto.

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I could see this one from a mile away. LOL

I agree... what a stack!

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photoTaken from location of BM1133
photoA little closer now
photoAfter I walked over to it...

Nice stack!!!

Found it

Still there. I walk past this daily by heading up the hill westbound on 24th street en route to work in the ENS building. The new and improved Hal C. Weaver Power Station is on the west side of the stack providing steam-generated power to the UT campus. When the valves are bled, the sound is heard all over the campus.

Found easily; see Peeves notes and photos from 3/25/2003.

I used to walk by this one daily when I lived at Simkins dorm and was working on my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.

Tough to miss.

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photoUT Power Plant Stack

Been seeing this for years. Never knew I could count it as a cache.

Another easy one on UT.

Another easy find on the UT campus. Have passed this one a million times too, never knowing it was a benchmark! Learn something new every day :) The physical description is accurate.

Very hard to miss! Kinda pretty for a smoke stack

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photoView of this benchmark from BM1133
This picture is actually taken from directly on top of BM1133, which is only a short walk across campus. That's BM0889 directly in the center.
photoClose up
A closer view of BM0889. In fact, this is about as close as you can get without crossing a construction fence.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE STACK AT THE POWER PLANT OF THE MAIN CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. THE POWER PLANT IS A BUFF-COLORED BRICK BUILDING. THE STACK RISES FROM ABOUT THE CENTER OF TOP OF THE BUILDING. IT IS A ROUND, BUFF-COLORED BRICK STACK AND HAS AN ENLARGED BAND ABOUT 2 FEET BELOW THE TOP AND ANOTHER ABOUT 15 FEET BELOW THE TOP. THERE IS AN ORNAMENTAL, INLAID BRICK DESIGN BELOW THE LOWER BAND. THE STACK IS ABOUT 200 FEET HIGH AND VERY PROMINENT. IT WAS ERECTED IN 1927. THE MAIN CAMPUS IS ABOUT 3/4 MILE N OF THE CAPITOL. THE STACK IS NEAR THE E END OF THE CAMPUS, ABOUT 500 FEET W OF SAN JACINTO BLVD., AND ABOUT 100 FEET S OF E 24TH STREET.
01/01/1983 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1983 (JRC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED IN THE 1935 DESCRIPTION.
01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (GGB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
07/30/1998 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1998 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1996.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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