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Details for Benchmark: FH1007

N 35° 26.852 W 094° 26.451 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 400

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

Location:
In CRAWFORD county, AR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BOUNDARY MON 73 WP
Marker Type:
metal rod
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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AWESOME historic boundary monument, and a nice bushwhack to it now that everything is dead.

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photoFH1007 Boundary Mon 73 WP nr Dora AR and I-40
photoFH1007 Boundary Mon 73 WP nr Dora AR

Out doing a little benchmarking with BasicPoke and grabbed this one. What an interesting old piece of history. At one time these posts were set about every mile along the Indian Nation and US States property line. Now, there are only a few left with the rest being appropriated by individuals, lost to construction or sold as scrap during WWII.

Recovered in good condition.

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photoFH1007

Not to everyone: GEO*Trailblazer and a previous recovery mistakenly think this mark is in the middle of the creek - that this mark is a witness post.

This station is SUPPOSED to be the witness post, hence the "WP" in the designation. If you find the iron post with the hexagon top (which most here did), then you did find this mark.

Recovery record:
Recovered in good condition.

Mark is an iron hexagonal post, a witness post to the true state-line 110 links south of post. Railroad wye, railroad station, and line to the south has been removed. E-W railroad line is UPRR.

Very heavy overgrowth may prevent usable ties to station.

[This entry was edited by foxtrot_xray on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 12:59:09 PM.]

This is the first of this type benchmark that I have found.

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photoBoundary Monument 73, near Dora, OK

Found with Cardinal,great benchmark my first boundry marker

The coordinates are right on and it is an easy find if you look for pink and orange flagging in the woods.

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photoCherokee side of the monument.

I have known about about this one for years, just have not put eyes on it until today. Lots of history connected to this set of markers.

Found this while hunting for a nearby cache and learned a little history from Jaygill about these type of markers.

Found while hunting for a nearby cache. Really different.

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photobenchmark.jpg

Found this one while hunting a nearby geocache.

We found this Benchmark.
Crazy 4 Cache

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photoWe found it!

Its still here and in great shape I love this BM.

GOT BY TODAY TO GET THE PICTURES.LOOKS LIKE THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL OTHER SURVEYORS FOUND IT SINCE MY LOG.

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photoFH1007 BOUNDRY MONUMENT 73
BM 73.
photoFH1007 BOUNDRY MONUMENT 73
ARK.
photoFH1007 BOUNDRY MONUMENT 73
CHER.
photoFH1007 BOUNDRY MONUMENT 73
GPS ON TOP.
photoFH1007 BOUNDRY MONUMENT 73
I TURNED IT UP LIKE IT SHOULD BE.

Found with Charlie

General Land Office Records state the mark is in the middle of the creek.This would be Garrison Creek at present date,I found this point but could not locate the rest of the connections this date will return.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 THIS TRAVERSE STATION IS AN OCTAGONAL IRON MONUMENT ABOUT 5 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND PROJECTING ABOUT 2 FEET. IT HAS AN IRON CAP COMING TO A POINT IN THE MIDDLE. IT IS ENGRAVED 1877 ON S FACE NO. 73 ON E FACE, AND CHER ON W FACE. IT IS IN A TRIANGLE FORMED BY A RAILROAD TRACK FROM THE S CONNECTING INTO AN E-W TRACK WITH A Y. IT IS ABOUT 125 YARDS E OF RAILROAD STATION. IT IS LEANING SOMEWHAT. IT IS ABOUT 5 MILES N OF FORT SMITH, AND 5 MILES W OF VAN BUREN. THIS STATION WAS CONNECTED BY TRAVERSE TO STATION GREENWOOD.
01/01/1937 by LOCSUR (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LOCAL SURVEYOR (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1937 (CWC) LETTER OF CHARLES W. CLARK, 10/28/37-- THE ARKANSAS STATE PLANNING SURVEY HAS INFORMED ME THAT THE POINT CALLED ARK.-OKLA. BOUNDARY MONUMENT NO. 73 WHICH WAS CONNECTED BY TRAVERSE TO TRIANGULATION STATION GREENWOOD IS NOT ACTUALLY MONUMENT NO. 73. THEY SAY THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE RECORDS CLEARLY STATE THAT THE TRUE POINT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CREEK AND THE MONUMENT CONNECTED TO STATION GREENWOOD IS A WITNESS POST AND IS 110 LINKS NORTH OF THE TRUE POINT.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • 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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