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Details for Benchmark: FJ1012

N 35° 28.503 W 097° 32.948 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In OKLAHOMA county, OK View Original Datasheet
Designation:
OKLA CITY PENN ST MUNICIPAL TK
Marker Type:
tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Saw after visiting the OKC Memorial. This is now standing in the middle of a parking lot, at the location described. Wonder if it is the original one from 1955. There are now at least six antanea on top of it that are taller than the ball.

Saw while geocaching in the area.

Spotted while exploring OKC.

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Found while caching in the area.

found as described while visitng family whike the girls went shopping
I deciced to have fun

As we were driving in the streetrod parade spotted the water tower.

This entry was edited by Georodders on Saturday, 16 April 2011 at 13:43:45 UTC.

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Pretty easy find as a drive by. It's still there...

found.

found

We love these old tanks - especially when they are painted with the name of the town.

Found while passing thru town.

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photoFJ1012 - Oklahoma City Tank

One of many tanks I spotted during a long roadtrip back home.

One of 4 benchmark finds found with luke911 on our Labor Day caching spree. These are really neat!

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photoFJ1012 (NGS Benchmark)

Found with blazzik on our Labor Day caching spree. We've driven past this place at least 3-4 times in the past month.

Tower is still standing but in need of a new paint job.

Found OK

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photoBM OKLA CITY PENN ST MUNICIPAL TK.jpg

I've driven by this water tower a thousand times and never paid much attention.

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photoFJ1012 - Close-up
photoFJ1012 - Distant
N 35° 28.505 W 097° 32.949

Found structure intact and still in use. Coordinates obtained at the north base of water tower.

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photoOKLA CITY PENN ST MUNICIPAL TK
photoOKLA CITY PENN ST MUNICIPAL TK looking up

Yep it's there

The water tower is still standing, but is in need of a new paint job, old faded silver with what appears to be rust or brown primer!

Darkmoon

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1955 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 (NET) THE STATION IS THE BALL ATOP THE METAL TANK LOCATED AT 5TH AND PENNSYLVANIA STREETS, NORTHEAST OF THE FILTRATION PLANT. THE TANK, APPROXIMATELY 195 FEET HIGH IS SUPPORTED BY AN EIGHT LEGGED SKELETON FRAMEWORK.
01/01/1980 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1980 (RMM) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--IN OKLAHOMA CITY.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in November 1994.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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