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Details for Benchmark: KE1459

N 39° 04.863 W 094° 35.157 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In JACKSON county, MO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KANSAS CITY LIBERTY MEM MON
Marker Type:
monument
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found as described

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Got it thank ya

Been here sooo many times

Nous étions en vacances à Kansas City et nous en profitons pour le géocaching et le waymarking. Merci pour le beanchmark - Kansas City, LIBERTY MEN MON.

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WW1 Memorial tower appears to be in good condition.

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Tower from south
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tower from north

I have been here many times but just realized it was a benchmark. All is good to go here.

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Spotted this one while geocaching.

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KANSAS CITY LIBERTY MEM MON

Wow, amazing

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Spied this one while touring Union Station with Fuzzy and Donut, and figured it had to be a Benchmark. What a beautiful monument!

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Teammates Gate Keeper, NurseB33, Bearberry's Cub and I flew from Calgary, Alberta (Canada) to attend GeoWoodstock XVII.
While in the area we spotted this benchmark. Refer to picture in NurseB33's log.
TFTH

Visiting from Calgary, Alberta (Canada) with Gate Keeper, NurseB33 an 3Teas. We started in Kansas City and are making our way to the GeoWoodstock XVII in Fort Worth, Texas. We each had input to a caching plan that had us looking for select caches only.

As we cached around the area, NurseB33 snapped pictures of the benchmarks we came across and posted the pictures for the team.

We are visiting from Calgary, Alberta (Canada) along with fellow cacher 3Teas, NurseB33, Bearberry's cub and myself to attend Geowoodstock 2019 event in Texas when we spotted this bench mark. Thanks so much for sharing. Accurate coordinates which made for a pleasant experience. TFTH

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Found while in the area geocaching.

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So impressive. Impossible to miss.

Still there.

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Found with CarlottaP

Oaknest and I visited the monument.

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photoCarlottaP at the monument

As described.

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Observed while at Boulevard Brewing for an event.

We love to walk around this area when we visit downtown. This is our first benchmark logged!

Awesome place to visit.

Found while I was in the area for a convention. This place is great

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Found this while hiking and geocaching in Kansas!

Caching in the area while visiting. This place is beautiful.

Still standing in good order

Geocaching in the area!

Found it while visiting. Beautiful Memorial Monument.

Found this today while driving through downtown.

while geocaching..

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Found with JJDP, JJT002, and JFS001. Thanks.

Saw this today while geocaching in the area. One of my favorite benchmarks.

No surprise it is a benchmark. Geocaching on the way to aMGA

Found while passing through grabbing virtual caches around the area

One of many benchmarks spotted by our squad on our roadtrip this weekend from Indiana to Kansas and back.

Still standing

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Saw this when we stopped at the Amtrak station, it was dark so the picture isn't the greatest

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one of the most beautiful benchmarks

Found while Geocaching around Kansas City.

Neat tower. Enjoyed our visit to town.

Had a fun day here. This is quite a tower.

Found this one on the way home from the Block Party

Thanks!

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Found this while visiting the WWI Museum. We went all the way to the top! Quite a view from there. Cool to see it was a benchmark too.

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photoWWI Memorial Tower (And Benchmark)

In town for a board meeting and made this find along with the virtual

Lovely tower - wish we had more time to visit.

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photoLiberty Memorial Monument

Found as described.

Spotted while Geocaching in the area WOW very cool

special place

Found while in the area for a UCF game in Columbia.

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Spotted while Geocaching in the area.

Out and about - caching along the way!

You can't miss this one.

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Found while caching the midwest with magtfplanner, -HellFire-, and InxtricablFate

I used to work at Crown Center, so have spent a lot of time at the WWI Museum over the years.

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Regrettably, I've not focused too much on benchmarks to date. But one of the KCI challenges has inspired me to start looking.

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photoLiberty Memorial

I found this one on the way to work.

Saw it standing tall today. This is a great piece of work.

Found this benchmark standing tall while here with p.boy to get the virtual cache!

Spotted with inxtricablfate, memomls, and -Hellfire- while on a roadtrip through the Midwest . Loved the view of the city from the benchmark vantage point.

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photoLiberty Memorial

Found while caching the midwest with magtfplanner, memomls, and InxtricablFate.

Great monument!

I love this monument and have visted it many times. Today I was nearby for a charity 5k.

I drive by here all the time, never thought about it being a benchmark! The WWI museum inside is very nice, as is the view from the top.

Found this architectural benchmark.

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just recently discovered benchmarks. Now Im on the hunt, this one is right by where I work, walk by it every day..

Found as described while hunting prominent benchmarks. Love this monument.

Found it. Future hunters please don't just check off this benchmark -- come inside the museum and remember WWI, what everyone hoped then was the war to end all wars.

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Observed this while in the area

Found this one while grading AP calculus exams in KC.

Not very difficult to find!!

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Area under construction but accessible

Made a visit on this beautiful day. Still there!

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Logging find.

Found while doing the virt. Awesome view

No trouble spotting this one.

Nice view

Another great view from the top floor of the Town Pavilion.

We couldn't find the right brick at KC#3 "Brickyards" http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC88C1 but it's hard to miss this monument.

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Got this one on the way back from chicago. It is really impressive at night.

Found as described while visiting from Arizona for the Tour of Missouri.

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As described.

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Can't miss this one if you are anywhere near here.

Easily seen while traveling around KC for the holidays, took pic from I-35.

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Easy Peasy!

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photoSquishing the Benchmark!

Work right across the street :-)

Another Benchmark Found.

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Been to the top alot~..Yrs ago.

Found this with my Grandpa and Grandma after the Geocoin event this weekend.

We found this one with TIGGR and GEO*Trailblazer 1 on our KC area tour this weekend after the geocoin event.

alexis*cacher

found heading west!

Found on a family trip from Texas to Minnesota. A very nice memorial, well worth the visit!

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I work across the street from this benchmark - kind of hard to miss.

Had a little trip downtown, so I detoured over to see the memorial... Yep it is still here.

Found while out getting the virtual that is also right here. Nice area and spot.

Yup, its still there.

Found it, a nearby cache and a trip to the Riverboat Museum

As described.

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Recovery report submitted to the NGS.

One of many visits. Family and parents are with me. We rode the elevator to the top. INCREDIBLE view!

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It is still there!

I work at Blue Cross across the street from this and can see it daily out the window!

This was not hard, about 2 block from the office.

Took the $2.00 elevator ride to the top of the tower. Very cool view from up there. I highly recommend that and the museums.

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photoView of memorial from Union Station parkinglot

Having spent nine years in Kansas City as a college student and worker at my first couple professional jobs, I visited this memorial several times. Good to see it again on this short visit back to the city. Didn't go with Geo*Trailblazer1 and Tiggr, but I did see them during my Kansas City visit.

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photoThe benchmark...
Well, I took this pic on a different trip to the Memorial, but there it is...
photoLancelot stands in awe of the benchmark...
Yes, that is Glenn's (Lancelot) back. John (Gerhardus) is off to the right looking back at us.

FOUND WITH CHARLIE. WE WERE IN TOWN FOR THE LEWIS AND CLARK EVENT. THAT IS A VERY NEAT MONUMENT. GLAD I GOT TO SEE IT ON THE 4TH.

ONE OF MANY WHILE WE WERE IN TOWN FOR THE LEWIS AND CLARK SIGNATURE EVENT IN KANSAS CITY,ATCHISON AND LEAVENWORTH THIS 4TH OF JULY.WHAT A GREAT EVENT AND A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.THIS IS AN AWESOME MONUMENT AND ONE I AM GLAD WE GOT TO VISIT ON THIS JULY 4TH,2004.

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photoKE1459 LIBERTY MONUMENT
ONE OF MANY WHILE WE WERE IN TOWN FOR THE LEWIS AND CLARK SIGNATURE EVENT IN KANSAS CITY,ATCHISON AND LEAVENWORTH THIS 4TH OF JULY.WHAT A GREAT EVENT AND A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.
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REFLECTIONS IN THE LOWER POOL OF THE MONUMENT.ONE OF MANY WHILE WE WERE IN TOWN FOR THE LEWIS AND CLARK SIGNATURE EVENT IN KANSAS CITY,ATCHISON AND LEAVENWORTH THIS 4TH OF JULY.WHAT A GREAT EVENT AND A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.

Team Duck has been to the top of this thing a time or two. It's been a while!

Found as described.

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photoKansas City Liberty Memorial Monument - KE 1459

Found in good condition. Did the corresponding virtual geocache.

MO & GO; Tucson, Arizona

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photoGO near the base of the Liberty Memorial (KE1459)

Nice memorial. Take the full tour and learn the history of it, it's worth it.

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As described.
You have to buy a ticket to ride the elevator to the top of the monument.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (CAS) THIS IS AN INTERSECTION STATION. THIS STATION IS THE LIBERTY MEMORIAL IN THE NORTHERN END OF PENN VALLEY PARK, JUST ACROSS THE PLAZA, DIRECTLY S OF THE UNION STATION, IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. IT IS ON A HIGH POINT OF GROUND OVERLOOKING THE CITY. THE MONUMENT SETS ON A DIAS OF COBBLE STONES BETWEEN TWO CONCRETE BUILDINGS, KNOWN AS THE MUSEUM AND THE MEMORY HALL. IT WAS DEDICATED IN 1921 AND IS ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT OBJECTS IN THE CITY. THE SHAFT OF THE MONUMENT IS MADE OF CONCRETE BLOCK. IT RESEMBLES IN SHAPE A HUGE CYLINDER FROM WHICH DEEP SEMI-CIRCULAR SECTIONS HAVE BEEN CUT ON FOUR SIDES, ITS ENTIRE HEIGHT. IN THE DEPRESSIONS AROUND CONCRETE PILLARS RISE, NEARLY TO THE TOP OF THE SHAFT. AT THE TOP OF EACH PILLAR THERE IS A MARBLE BUST. THE TOP OF THE MONUMENT IS A HUGE CRUCIBLE, FROM WHICH RED FIRE SEEMS TO BURN AT NIGHT. THE SHAFT IS HOLLOW AND THE TOP CAN BE REACHED BY ELEVATOR FROM A DOOR AT THE N SIDE OF THE BASE. THE ENTIRE HEIGHT OF THE SHAFT IS 217 FEET AND IT EXTENDS ABOUT 440 FEET ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE MISSOURI RIVER.
01/01/1946 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 (RGH) THE DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE.
01/01/1954 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (LWQ) THE INTERSECTION STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (ILC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AND THE DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE. 1934.
01/01/1974 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1974 (WOM) KANSAS CITY, LIBERTY MEMORIAL MONUMENT 1934 WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AND AS DESCRIBED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--IN SOUTHERN PART OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.
01/01/1980 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1980 (JWB) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF KANSAS CITY.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 (JWB) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--KANSAS CITY.

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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