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Details for Benchmark: CS1737

N 32° 44.900 W 097° 20.100 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 619.67

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

Location:
In TARRANT county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
W 268
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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In the area for GeoWoodstock, grabbing Virtuals, high FP caches and a few others. All logs marked with a Circled "GB" stamp. Answers emailed to CO

In the area so finding this BM was easy

*´¨) Thanks for the cache
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(¸.•´¸.•*(¸.•' GB's AKA Circled "GB"

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photoW268 1934 on wall of Fire Station

While doing the virtual geocache.

Discovered it while caching downtown.

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photoCS1737

Found while caching in downtown after GeoWoodstock.

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photoBenchmark at the FD
Came here to do a virtual and discovered there was a benchmark on the fire department.

Yeah

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We found this one while doing Save the Future geocache!

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Found while geocaching with friends, after completing the nearby virtual.

was geocaching near by a found this one in good shape and well preserved

Found while caching.

Found while going about the town with KfromCA.

Found it while doing the virtual.

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While working on the Virtual.

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Nice find after getting the nearby virtual. We pointed this out to the fire chief, he’s worked here 11 years and never noticed it before!

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Seen while Geocaching

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photoUnder doorbell

Found this while getting the nearby Virtual.

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photoCloseup
photoPart of Doorway

Discovered this benchmark disk while grabbing some nearby geocaches. The disk is in good shape and in a great location.
Thanks

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While out grabbing a few caches, I came across this benchmark.

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discovered while geocaching

Discovered while geocaching.

saw it while getting the virtual at save the future

Found this one while getting the virtual geocache Save the Future. Really cool Bell. You can see the disk in the door frame on the left.

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I have spent many shifts working in this building over the past 30 years.
When you stop by to snap a picture, knock on the door and ask for a tour.
It's a neat old place.

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photoCS1737-Fire Station 2 Benchmark

Nice old firehouse. Love the bell. Thanks!

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Out grabbing caches when we found this one.

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photoBenchmark at fire station in ft worth

Grabbed a picture of this one while benchmark hunting in the area. Parking is a bear, though, so bring plenty of change if it's during a work-week. Lovely area, and a well-preserved mark.

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photoBenchmark and NCEES trackable.

Took off after work today to walk around town and check out some benchmarks and a few caches. Easy to find.

We found ourselves on this side of town and remembered there was a benchmark. We stopped to let little one take some pictures. Benchmark was in great condition!

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photow268

We found this one while finding a bunch of virtual Caches in Fort Worth on 7/4/14.

Looking at the bell while doing the Save the Future cache, and saw this benchmark nearby. Hadn't ever seen one embedded in a building before, but benchmarks out where we live are usually in the middle of desert!

Very nice building, all in very good condition.

theWaldschrats

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photoCS1737

A very cool find -- cool Deco building, cool statue, cool fire equipment, cool old Fire Bell, cool disk. Perfect for a cool Valentine's Day!

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photoCS1737 disk and 1883 FtW TX Fire Dept bell
photoCS1737 W 268 FtWorth TX disk
N 32° 44.908 W 097° 20.102

Found in excellent condition on a caching and benchmark hunting day.

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photoBell plaque
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photoCloseup

ditto with moze.

Did the Save the Future cache a while back, but didn't see the benchmark then..Drove back by today and did a visual on it.
Everything's in good shape as of today..

Moze..

This benchmark was a bonus. We found it while doing Save the Future cache in Ft. Worth.

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photoBenchmark at Ft. Worth Fire Department

Found this benchmark while doing nearby virtual cache. Vertically mounted next to door and in good shape.

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photoBenchmark CS1737

4:49 p.m. #97
Accidentally ran across this one when my son pointed it out to me while doing the virtual cache "Save the Future" (GC8EE7). Observed benchmark in good condition.

Benchmark located as noted - mounted vertically by the east door - in excellent condition.

Recovery note made by Team KBAT. Found disk in good condition.

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photoTeam KBAT shepherd near mark at Fort Worth fire station
photoU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey benchmark disk, designated: W 268

This one is located in the southwestern part of downtown Fort Worth at the fire station, on the east side, directly to the right of a door which is near the old Fort Worth fire bell.

The mark is mounted vertically, in the wall, next to the doorbell button. It's a good one for beginning benchmark hunters.

[last edit: 8/31/2003 5:34:35 PM PST]

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photoCS1737 close up
This is the mark, and it is in excellent condition.

Recovered in good condition. No photo, but if you do the cache at this site you'll find it hard to miss the disk.

Found while doing the virtual cache Save the Future (GC8EE7). Disc is in good condition. Did not carry my camera from the truck, so no picture available.
Shane

Found the benchmark as described.

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photoin Fort Worth, Texas
photoFirehouse in Fort Worth, Texas
The disk is just below the middle door hinge.
N 32° 44.908 W 097° 20.094

#28 Recovered in good condition

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photoA Tribute to Firefighters
photoThe old Fire Bell
photoCS1737

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1957 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 IN FORT WORTH. AT FORT WORTH, TARRANT COUNTY, AT THE CORNER OF TEXAS AND CHERRY STREETS, AT CENTRAL FIRE STATION, IN THE NORTH STONE POST OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE STATION AND ABOUT 3 FEET ABOVE THE FLOOR AND BEHIND THE SHRUBBERY. A STANDARD DISK SET VERTICALLY IN THE WALL, STAMPED W 268 1934.
01/01/1966 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1984 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1984 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (SB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (SB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/01/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991. WARNING-Repeat measurements at this control monument indicate possible vertical movement.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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