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Details for Benchmark: GF0890

N 36° 58.557 W 093° 43.621 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In LAWRENCE county, MO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
AURORA MFA MILLING CO ELEVATOR
Marker Type:
grain elevator
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Out and about on a cold and rainy black Friday to find 7 benchmarks and 5 caches in 4 different counties for a challenge cache. Came back on 12/8/2015 for better photos. All is well here.

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photoAurora MFA Milling Co Elevator
photoAurora MFA Milling Co Elevator 2
photoAurora MFA Milling Co Elevator 3

Spotted this one on the way home from a weekend camping trip to Roaring River State Park.

Huge building, still in great condition.

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MARK IN GOOD SHAPE.

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photoGF0890 AURORA MFA ELEVATOR
AURORA MFA ELEVATOR GPS.
photoGF0890 AURORA MFA ELEVATOR
AURORA MFA ELEVATOR GPS PDA.

You cannot miss finding this gigantic grain elevator system, still in use and accurately located.

[Photos:]
photoGrain elevators easily found and still in use.

found it

Found while visiting my mother- she literally lives right up the street from the grain mill.

The grain elevators are still in good shape.

[Photos:]
photoAurora MFA Milling Co. Elevator
How much grain could it hold?
photoAurora MFA Milling Co.
More storage.
photoAurora MFA Milling Co.
Even more storage.
photoAurora MFA Milling Co.
Even more this could feed several armies.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (GWM) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE GRAIN ELEVATOR LOCATED IN THE WEST PART OF TOWN. IT IS A CONCRETE STRUCTURE PAINTED WHITE WITH AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 200 FEET.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 2000.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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