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Details for Benchmark: DC1719

N 32° 42.927 W 117° 09.681 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 49

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

Location:
In SAN DIEGO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SAN DIEGO ZERO MILESTONE 1923
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Found its sister milestone marker in Washington, DC a few years ago. It was neat to find the western one in San Diego!

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photoPacific Milestone
photoAnother view

Found this while visiting San Diego. I love historic benchmarks like this.

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photoPacific Milestone
photoPacific Milestone

Found in excellent condition. Will upload pic

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photoZero Milestone - San Diego

Found where described

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photoZero milestone
photoZero milestone

Found pedestal and large disk in good condition.

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photoDC1719
San Diego Zero (Pacific) Milestone (1923)

A very cool find in the middle of Horton Plaza during Comic Con.

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photoDC1719 San Diego Zero Milestone

found this one while doing the EC at same location...thanks!

Recovered in good condition while walking through the area. Second of this type that I've logged -- the first was the Washington, D.C. milestone. Hope to find a few more benchmarks while I'm in town this week.

Found on a sunny day as described.
See foto.

Vielen vielen Dank sagen ginger und fred von
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ gingerfred99 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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photoDC1719
photoDC1719

Found this one while after christmas shopping.

Decided to come locate this one after doing some shopping. Neat monument.
Thanks 4 the Adventure!

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Nous débutons un voyage le 3 novembre qui durera trois semaines et qui nous amènera à découvrir de nouveaux endroits tout en faisant un peu de Géocaching... Nous avons passé trois jours à San Francisco... Nous savions que nous ne pourrions tout voir, mais cela nous a donné certainement le goût de revenir visiter cette belle ville... Nous nous sommes déplacé en Hop on Hop off, ce qui nous a permis de connaître un peu l'histoire de cette ville, visiter l'Île d'Alcatraz et marcher afin de découvrir quelques caches... Le Géocaching nous fait souvent découvrir des endroits magnifiques...

Hier, nous avons pris l'avion pour venir passer deux jours dans votre région où nous avons rejoint nos amis jgsepromene... Aujourd'hui, nous avons pris Old Town Trolley pour faire un tour de ville, nous avons visité le porte-avion USS Midway et avons réussi à signer quelques caches... En un mot, nous avons passé une belle journée... Demain nous partirons en croisière avec nos amis pour une durée de deux semaines, ce qui nous fera découvrir de nouveaux pays... Nous ferons des escales Sabo San Lucas, Mexique - Puerto Vallarta, Mexique - Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala - Puntarenas, Costa Rica - Colon, Panama - Cartagena, Colombie et nous finirons à Fort Lauderdale, Floride avant de retourner dans notre coin de pays... Nous découvrirons certainement des endroits magnifiques que les Géocacheurs des différentes villes voudront nous faire voir tout en essayant de signer quelques caches...

Merci pour la création de ces caches qui nous ont permis d'ajouter des sourires à notre profil, à atteindre nos objectifs personnels et à découvrir de nouveaux endroits... Des favoris seront ajoutés ici et là pour tout le travail accompli... MPBM

Casper&Aero de Baie-Comeau, Québec, Canada

Our English is not perfect, we use Google Translate to help us ...

We start a trip on November 3 that will last three weeks and that will lead us to discover new places while doing some Geocaching ... We spent three days in San Francisco ... We knew we could not see everything, but it certainly gave us the taste to come back to visit this beautiful city ... We moved in Hop on Hop off, which allowed us to know a little the history of this city, to visit the Alcatraz Island and walk to discover some caches ... Geocaching often makes us discover beautiful places ...

Yesterday, we flew to spend two days in your area where we joined our friends jgsepromene ... Today we took Old Town Trolley to do a city tour, we visited the aircraft carrier USS Midway and managed to sign some caches ... In a word, we had a beautiful day ... Tomorrow we will go on a cruise with our friends for a period of two weeks, which will make us discover new countries .. We will make stops at Sabo San Lucas, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala - Puntarenas, Costa Rica - Colon, Panama - Cartagena, Colombia and we will end in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before returning to our corner of the country. .. We will certainly discover beautiful places that the geocachers of different cities will want to show us while trying to sign some caches ...

Thank you for creating these caches that allowed us to add smiles to our profile, to achieve our personal goals and to discover new places ... Favorites will be added here and there for all the work done ... TFBM

Casper&Aero from Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada

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photoCasper&Aero en Géocaching
photoCasper&Aero en Géocaching

This find is kind of nice coincidence, because while I enjoyed a lovely cup of coffee my wife wanted to see the nearby fountain and actually made me aware of this NGS which was placed on my daughter's birthday (well, exactly 70 years earlier, but day and month fit perfectly).

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photoNot far from here

Found while walking around.

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photoMarker
photoSide 1/2
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N 32° 42.928 W 117° 09.687

The benchmark and marble trail maker have returned and fit the original placement description, though I did not measure the number of feet east of the fountain. I could see from previous logs this has been moved southwest of the fountain and is now eastward of it.

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photoDC1719 Placement
photoDC1719 Disc top view
photoDC1719 Pedestal south face
photoDC1719 Pedestal west face
photoDC1719 Pedestal north face
photoDC1719 Pedestal east face
photoFountain to west of DC1719

Found during a visit in the area.

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Area STILL under construction so could not access to verify whether marker still exists. Hope it does.

The area is still under construction and fenced off. I will try and go back at a later date and see if it still exists.

The area is still under construction.

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photoWM-4461

The mark has been remove by delolition. For park constrution. :(

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photoIt's gone, Jim.

I was really loookin4ward to discovering this one.
However, the area is under renovation and totally fenced off.
Soon to be a much larger park, in about a year.

This monument reall is a MONUMENT. Beautiful surrounding area. It even has 15 minute parking, if you're lucky.

Really cool, was at the Mile 0 milestone in front of the White House just a couple of months ago ... Did not know there was more than one.

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photoDC1719

Headed home today, walking around finding benchmarks.... This one is beautiful...

Found as described. While following my GPS I walked right past it before reading the description. I don't know what it was but the area smelled very much like a skunk went off.

Beautiful disk. Found it on my morning coffee run today.

I 'found' this benchmark when I took a close look at the photos that we took for the Old Spanish Trail Auto Route waymark .

This entry was edited by Peter and Gloria on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 at 12:29:03 UTC.

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photoP3020035 (1024x768)
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photoP3020032 coords

My first milestone!!! A very interesting large plaque to commemorate the location.
Also listed as a Waymark, WM78V2, Old Spanish Trail MIlestone.
Well worth looking for this one.

Cool!

Wasn't looking for it and therefore almost ran into it - really cool! My last milestone as such was in DC in front of the White House.

in faith, Johann Panholtz

@1930. Enjoying an evening drive with my wife and stopped long enough to take a couple of pictures of this BM.

Found this one while on a walk-about before going to work.

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Took a walk after work to find this - have passed it by many times without taking notice of it. A really nice find.

Found after Coronado Bridge Walk. Thanks KS Cricket

Found...and what a beauty!

I wasn't even looking for it and I ran into it after the showing of Joseph and the Amazing Tecnicolor Dreamcoat as we were headed to Rock Bottom Bar. It was hard to miss!

Nice little find on my way from bus stop to office.

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photoDC1719 Location.JPG

Cant miss this one.

Found this while visiting for a conference. My GPSr couldn't get enough satellites to mark the position, however.

Located 1030.

Original milepost for the St Pacific terminal in San Diego.

Wow - it's pretty hard to miss THIS one, for sure! If you're not watching where you're going, you'll kiss it!

10:03 pm. Stopped by after watching the Nutcracker at Spreckles. This was much easier to find than the average T.R. Violin cache. I think the fountain moved though. My GPS bounces around a lot downtown.

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photoThe Mark
My GPS signal sure bounces around a lot downtown.

Found this while on vacation looking around downtown San Diego after a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe. I didn't even have my GPSr along.

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photoUSBM on Old Spanish Trail marker

Easy find while looking for the Jury Duty Cache.

How could a cacher NOT log this one while searching for the Jury Duty cache? I thought this was it for a while, but it just didn't match. Cool benchmark and monument!

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photoMulti-Benchmark and GPSr
This spot represents all KINDS of things!

I was actually looking for the Jury Duty Cache (GC8CF8) and found this instead.

You can't miss this one; compared to the others, this one is spoiled.

Forgotten I had found this with Dear Dora while she was visiting me in California... Backdating nonetheless..

I really love San Diego as a city, since EVERY time I go down that way I ALWAYS seem to find something new to adore about it!! Thanks for a really pretty-looking and extremely historical landmark. I learned some history that day!!

Tweetybird440

Neat! This is my first ever Benchmark! Found it with my daughter, Tweetybird440 while on a short trip to locate geocaches in your fair city particularly Jury Duty Cache. This is one more good memory I will keep of my trip to CA from NC.

Found while geocaching. Quite ornate compared to the average benchmark.

found it, another easy downtown find, then dinner at royal thai

I'd love to get some cleaner and shine this great benchmark up!! :)

Found this one while doing nearby caches in Horton Plaza.

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photoUnusual benchmark
Mark atop zero point pedestal

Stumbled into the white wall while looking for jury duty. Never knew it was their. Looks great.

What a beautiful benchmark. I've walked by this a thousand times, as I work a couple of blocks away.

Easy to spot this great looking benchmark.

A very elaborate survey disk that was a quick and easy find while enroute to the San Diego Veteran's Day Parade. Thanks, Fort Rectus

Easy find (in fact, a little too obvious once I found it). Still standing. Great looking benchmark.

N 32° 42.926 W 117° 09.680

I also ound this benchmark while seeking the Jury Duty Cache.

I found it while looking for the Jury Duty Cache. Thanks to Jaxxom for the unplanned initiation to benchmarking!!!

[last edit: 8/6/2003 10:12:25 PM PST]

I remember this marker was in a slightly different spot many years ago. The description mentions it being 87 feet east of the fountain; obviously it was moved at least once.

Found it during Jury Duty hunt.

Got it when I did the Jury Duty cache. Still there <grin>

Found in conjunction with search for Jury Duty Virtual Cache, GC8CF8. Many visitors mistake this benchmark for the cache.

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photoGecko Dad at Milestone benchmark
photoBenchmark detail

I am down here in the downtown area on jury duty, and nscaler calls me to say hey there is a benchmark down there. So on my lunch break I go to find it. Well he gave me the info from the web site here, and I did it guerilla style. I actually knew where it was when I got there, since I have been down here a few days. I will take a picture in the next day or two and put it up on the site to show you.

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photoPacific Milestone marker as found at Horton Plaza
photoActual Geoditic Marker
photoI am on jury duty
The marker itself is now moved to a different spot, west of the fountain, still not too hard to miss.

I used to pass by this every day.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1923 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1962 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (FN) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. IT IS LOCATED IN SAN DIEGO, IN A SMALL PARK CALLED THE PLAZA. THE PLAZA IS BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY BROADWAY, ON THE SOUTH BY PLAZA STREET, ON THE WEST BY THIRD STREET AND ON THE EAST BY FOURTH STREET. THE STATION IS A SPECIAL, LARGE BRASS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 2 FOOT SQUARE AND 5 FOOT HIGH MARBLE MONUMENT. THE FOLLOWING INSCRIPTION WAS CAST INTO THE MARK, THE U.S. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY LATITUDE 32 DEG 42 MIN 56.039 SEC LONGITUDE 117 DEG 09 MIN 32.15 SEC 54.119 FT ABOVE SEE LEVEL. THE STATION IS 87 FEET EAST OF AN ORNAMENTAL WATER FOUNTAIN.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (RNN) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1996. The horizontal coordinates are valid at the epoch date displayed above. The epoch date for horizontal control is a decimal equivalence of Year/Month/Day.
  • 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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