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Details for Benchmark: CS2998

N 32° 45.092 W 097° 19.901 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 614

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

Location:
In TARRANT county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FAIR 1935
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Reference Points

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Walked all around this area today with BobWhite and KidWrangler.

I looked on the current data sheets and according to a geocaching recovery report in 2009 by LPC, they submitted a note that it is still there in good condition.

Can up to visit daughter and was able to make the find.

Like the others, also logging this as a find. I walk past this building all the time.

We're going to log this one found too. My Dad had family who worked at The Fair when it was THE premier downtown department store. VERY tony!

[Photos:]
photoCS2998 FAIR 1935 (disk on the roof)

Found on a caching and benchmark day.

[Photos:]
photoArea

#33 Based on Jeremy's comments in the Groundspeak forum thread entitled 'What constitutes a find?' in the benchmarking section, I'm counting this as a find, even though I only found the building, not the actual disk on the roof.

[Photos:]
photoCORNER OF SEVENTH AND THROCKMORTON STREETS
The coords are probably off, as I couldn't get a good satellite lock.
photoThe building
CS2998 is on the roof.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) THIS STATION IS NEAR THE CENTER OF THE ROOF OF THE ELEVATOR SHAFT OF THE FAIR BUILDING, AT THE SW CORNER OF SEVENTH AND THROCKMORTON STREETS IN FORT WORTH. THE MARK IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE ROOF, 23.5 FEET E OF THE BASE OF THE W PARAPET WALL, 22.9 FEET W OF THE BASE OF THE E PARAPET WALL, 19.95 FEET N OF THE BASE OF THE S PARAPET WALL, 32.5 FEET S OF THE BASE OF THE N PARAPET WALL. NO REFERENCE OR AZIMUTH MARKS WERE SET.
01/01/1954 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (JL) THE STATION MARK WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. THERE ARE NO REFERENCE MARKS.
01/01/1964 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (SEU) THE STATION MARK WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED IN THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION. THE MEASUREMENTS MADE FROM THE PARAPET WALLS TO THE STATION MARK WERE FOUND TO BE GOOD FOR RECOVERY.

Control Text

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

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