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Details for Benchmark: JS0801

N 38° 53.967 W 121° 04.150 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1299.73

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

Location:
In PLACER county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
P 201
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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EZ find.....well marked and visible.

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photoBank

Found with jlarsenpenryn after finding another benchmark and a geocache nearby. Followed the location description and found it after a little searching.

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photoJS0801

Stopped in Downtown to get something to eat after a cache run. Walked down to get the benchmark after dinner. It is still there!

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photoJS 0801 benchmark

The coordinates had me way off from this one. I was wandering around in the back parking lot of a different bank down and across the street. I guess that I should have paid more attention to the buildings. Lol! Anyway, I was able to find it once I gave up on the GPS and just followed the description. I found the old Placer County Savings Bank building (now Union Bank, but "Placer County Savings Bank" is still inscribed at the top of the building), and there was the marker right where the description said it would be. :) Here's a couple of photos. The second photo shows my GPS with coordinates.

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Out in Auburn today and found this old jewel still here.

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photoBenchmark in Placer County, CA

As I was on my way to an appointment nearby, I set my stuff down to make sure I had the correct address. Imagine my surprise when I looked down and saw this benchmark staring back at me. It turned out to be a two-fer when I found the cache nearby after my meeting.

Nice Day in Auburn. P 201 was Just Waiting to be Found.

Found as described in good condition.

[This entry was edited by 2/3 Marine on Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 9:45:22 PM.]

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photoJS0801 P 201

Only 190 feet from the nearest cache, who could resist? I too tried to put my silver dollars into a savings account when I was a kid, but luckily the teller and my Dad explained the process and also what a safe deposit box is. Of course the coins are now long gone to whoknowswhere anyway so what was my point? I always have to remember to pull out the compass to find these. I left a 1976 bi-centenial half dollar here for someone to grab if they get here in time. You can find it wedged between a pole and a sign that says three hour parking at the bottom of the stairs into the bank. Good luck!

Another piece of historic Auburn!

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, , When I was a small child I had a savings account at this bank. (back in around 1959),, My Dad would give me silver dollars and I deposited them into my savings account at this bank. One day I went to get my silver dollars back and all I got was paper money , I was tripped out big time, I thought back then that they kept my silver dollars there and that I could get them back when I wanted them!!!!! The Benchmark is in OK condition.

[last edit: 12/12/2003 8:33:08 PM PST]

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The Benchmark Disk.
photoThe Old Auburn Hotel
Across the street is the old Auburn Hotel, Santa Clause used to be there and all the kids in Auburn would over run him at Chrismass time with requests!!!

This benchmark is history. The bank was torn down and totally rebuilt in the '60s.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 AT AUBURN. AT AUBURN, PLACER COUNTY, AT THE PLACER COUNTY SAVINGS BANK, AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE, IN THE TOP OF THE WEST CONCRETE BALUSTRADE, 0.5 FOOT NORTH OF THE SOUTH END OF THE BALUSTRACE, 0.5 FOOT WEST OF THE EAST EDGE, AND 14.5 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH CURB LINE OF LINCOLN WAY. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED P 201 1935.
01/01/1935 by NGS (GOOD)

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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