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Details for Benchmark: GF0599

N 36° 31.350 W 093° 56.367 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1541.01

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

Location:
In BARRY county, MO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CXIII
Marker Type:
bolt
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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N 36° 31.447 W 093° 56.359

Located the old copper bolt right there where it supposed to be. I have only had the opportunity to log a few of these. The mortar has fallen out from below the brick the bolt is possibly a matter of time before the brick with the bolt becomes loose and this piece of history is lost forever.
Located on the east side of Main Street in the NW corner of a two story brick building in the second course of brick from the bottom & the second brick from the NW corner of the building - At one time the building was the W.S Dean Dry Goods & Groceries Store - Possibly monumented in 1894.

[Photos:]
photoGF0599 / CXIII / UNK
The copper bolt
photoCXIII
The bolt is located in the lower left hand corner of the west wall just above the sidewalk.
photoGF0599
The bolt in the second brick from the bottom and the second brick from the corner of the building. The brick the bolt is in is split and the corner of the building is splitting away.

MARK STILL IN GOOD SHAPE.
LOGGING FOR CONTEST.

[Photos:]
photoGF0599 CXIII GPS
GF0599 CXIII GPS CLEAR READING
photoGF0599 CXIII
GF0599 CXIII UNSPECIFIED
photoGF0599 CXIII BUILDING
GF0599 CXIII BUILDING SETTING

Found this one in good condition as described.

[Photos:]
photoCXIII.jpg

Great benchmark.

N 36° 31.447 W 093° 56.354

I found it as described and wonder how much longer it will survive as the building appears to be unoccupied as of this date.I think this bolt was monumented about 1894.

MY GRANDPA TOOK ME TO FIND THIS ONE.

JUST ADDING THE YOUNGEST TO THE OLDEST BENCHMARK HUNTERS.
TOOK BELLA*CACHER TO FIND IT.

[Photos:]
photoBELLA*CACHER
PLAYING WITH THE SHADOWS.
photoGF0599 CXIII GPS DATE
BENCHMARK PHOTO CONTEST.
photoGF0599 CXIII PDA DATE
PHOTO FOR CONTEST.

Coordinates far off - my new coords listed below photo. Rod inset into face of brick (in vertical wall) near nw corner of northernmost brick building. Weeds were growing from base of building and were removed making end of small rod visible.

[Photos:]
photoN36* 31,447 W 93*56,354

The mark was recovered in good shape * see notes on data sheets the coordinates are a little off.Grandma Thelma and Henchmark.This was a good recovery to me for the preservation of historical points.At **Seligman the copper bolt was recovered as described in Lithographed list dated 2-28-50,except that it is the second tier of bricks above a concrete ledge. It was originaly described as being in the 6th course above the sidewalk.It is the second brick from the NW. cor. of the building USC&GS BM stamped CXIII ** original field notes Dept. of the Interior Survey

[last edit: 11/13/2002 5:52:03 PM PST]

[last edit: 11/13/2002 7:07:58 PM PST]

[Photos:]
photoCXIII
Monument in good shape,Henchmark
photoCXIII Grandma and Henchmark
Oldest Benchmark and Benchmark Hunter.
photoCXIII South
South at the Brick Building.

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1952 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 AT SELIGMAN. AT SELIGMAN, BARRY COUNTY, ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ST. LOUIS-SAN FRANCISCO RAILROAD TRACKS, ABOUT 350 FEET NORTH OF THE STATION, AT THE NORTH END OF THE MAIN STREET, ON THE CORNER SOUTH OF THE POST OFFICE, IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A TWO-STORY BRICK BUILDING OWNED AND OCCUPIED BY W.C. FAWVER, 9 INCHES SOUTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE BUILDING, 2 FEET ABOVE THE SIDEWALK AND 2 INCHES ABOVE A CONCRETE BENCH BUILT ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE BUILDING. THE CENTER OF A CROSS IN THE END OF A COPPER BOLT LEADED IN THE BRICK.
01/01/1961 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 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.
  • 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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