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Details for Benchmark: GF0902

N 36° 40.009 W 093° 42.536 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In BARRY county, MO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
LOHMER LOOKOUT TOWER
Marker Type:
lookout tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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

Discovered this benchmark while caching in the area.

[Photos:]
photoBM #GF0902, Missouri

This one is also a Waymark on waymarking.com. I logged it there first, then 3 months later I realized it was also in the geocaching/benchmarks database and logged it here. There is a fence around the entire base of the tower, so that one cannot get up close to the benchmark. I took zoomed-in photos with my camera, which are posted with my log of the waymark here: http://www.waymarking.com/logs/details.aspx?f=1&guid=44579c37-62fe-49be-8acb-9538aa84448e

Found this one while geocaching.

[Photos:]
photoGF0902

This is the first Benchmark we found like this and plan to try and find more! There is so much to Caching! We love doing this!

OCW Gredgeman and Bosco7

Found this while Geocaching with Fried Okra and Bosco7

Easily found while doing the geocache here.

Eureka!

Not sure if I am doing this right but I seen this one today.

I like this. Two, Should be three for the price of one.

Found this benchmark while logging the Lohmer Lookout Tower geocache.

Found this one while out geocaching.

Found after a day of geocaching, easy stop on way home. First benchmark find.

Found on our way from Kansas City to Branson, the long way. We had gone to Neosho to pick up an FTF. Stopped at this tower so we could log a locationless and spotted the benchmarks.

[Photos:]
photobenchmark
photopipe cap

BENCHMARK CONTEST PHOTOS.
MARKS IN GOOD SHAPE.

[Photos:]
photoGF0902 LOHMER LOOKOUT
GPS PDA DATE.
photoGF0902 LOHMER LOOKOUT DISC
DISC UNDER LOHMER TOWER GPS PDA DATE. GOOD SHAPE.

Beautiful area. First benchmark logged.

Arkyparky and GTB used this as an example of different types of benchmarks since I was clueless. There is a pipe cap type and the actual tower as well.
canoe_goddess

easy to spot...very tall tower.

Wish I could climb this baby and lookout.

Found with Charlie.

N 36° 40.030 W 093° 42.470

Two Monument one exactly beneath the tower one in the SW corner of the tower.

[last edit: 8/18/2002 8:16:10 PM PST]

[Photos:]
photoView from atop Lohmer
photoBenchmark Lohmer
Diretly under tower
photoSW Corner Lohmer
Second brass monument
photoView of Lohmer
Too bad these towers are wasting away!
photoPIPE CAP
DIRECTLY BENEATH THE TOWER.
photoVIEW OF BENCHMARKS
THE SIDE VIEW PIPE CAP AND OTHER DISC AT LOCATION.
photoLOHMER 1942
THE DISC AT THE TOWER.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1961 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (BRB) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE TOWER. IT IS A 4 LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH A METAL AND GLASS OBSERVATION ROOM AT THE TOP. IT IS ABOUT 110 FEET HIGH. IT IS ABOUT 8-1/2 MILES EAST OF CASSVILLE ON LINE BETWEEN SECTIONS 35 AND 26, T. 23 N., R. 26 W. TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 148, 112, 76 AND 86 IN THE SOUTHEAST RESIDENTIAL SECTION OF CASSVILLE, GO SOUTHERLY ON HIGHWAYS 112, 76 AND 86 FOR 1.45 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT. TURN LEFT AND GO EASTERLY ON HIGHWAY 76 AND 86 FOR 2.6 MILES TO WHERE HIGHWAY 86 TURNS RIGHT. CONTINUE AHEAD, EASTERLY ON HIGHWAY 76 FOR 3.85 MILES TO A Y-FORK. KEEP LEFT AND GO NORTHEAST AND EAST ON HIGHWAY 76 FOR 1.8 MILES TO THE STATION ON THE LEFT.

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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