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Details for Benchmark: KG0640

N 39° 13.445 W 098° 32.529 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1969

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

Location:
In OSBORNE county, KS View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MEADES RANCH RESET
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Found on my westward journey with CHF. Grabbed while at the nearby Geodetic Center cache.

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Most Epic day of caching and benchmarking!!! Headed out to get a picture with a benchmark and the Surveyor TB/geocoin. Had the date set and as we were leaving, we (Semmels123 and I) realized we each thought the other had planned the day, route and contacted the property owner. Whoops. luckily, with the help of a PAF, we were able to get a name and number of the property owner. And our luck continued when he was home and answered the phone. He offered to take us to the Meades Ranch benchmark in the afternoon. We met up in his yard and piled into to his Artic Cat vehicle and off we went. It was a beautiful day and the weather held off long enough for us to enjoy the view and look around and find a few other items of interest, like a few other reference markers, specifically Reference Marker 3. That was fun to find. Kyle Brant, owner, said he hadn't seen it before. He always thought it was 30' further south near the bushes. but couldn't ever find it. Thanks to Cantuland, I had reference marks to look for and was able to walk right to it. Took pictures until my phone battery died. Looking forward to returning some day.

[Photos:]
photoLadybug Rose at Meades Ranch NGS marker
photoLadybug Rose and Semmels123 at Meades Ranch
photoMeades Ranch NGS marker
photoSide maker to help find main marker

I'm late logging this site. It was a beautiful day to walk to this BM, the grandaddy as it is. Lots of native grasses and forbes and a couple of quarrys to explore. Thanks to all concerned.

Had a blast getting to say that I have visited this. Took some videos for my blog. I'll have to edit them later as the one I liked has too much wind. Got a good view of the area and each of the marks. Some interesting history. Talked with some fellow geocachers and got some pictures too. Thanks for letting us visit this.

The Benchmark of all Benchmarks. Cool!!

Wow! To get to log a benchmark of this caliber is something we never dreamed we'd be doing! We enjoyed learning the history behind this benchmark and taking in the wondrous views!

At the Geodetic Center Tour '09 with Richard O. Beautiful country.

[Photos:]
photo CKR2JC and Richard O @ Geodetic Center of USA

out with ckr2jc at the tour

A benchmark lover's dream come true. Never did I think I'd be logging this one but here I am. Great experience, one I'll never forget.

Discovered

What a great day to visit this historic marker. I loved the fact that there were old and new reference marks for the benchmark.

Took a little trip with a farmer and found this one. What a nice day for a walk.

Found during tour.

Found under previous name, relogging

Found at the GC15XVW event. Thanks to the organizers and to the landowners. I waited many years to come to this site.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark w/ my coin and my daughter's cat "coin"

Found at the GC15XVW event (Geodetic Center Tour '08 - MEADES RANCH). Saw all 5 monuments at the hill top and one more about 80 foot away to the east by the stone posts. Numbers I, 2 and 3 had marker disks, the other two were stone monuments. The south stone had an arrow scratched into the top and pointed to the main marker.

It was exciting to be there. Thanks to the organizers and the land owner.

Got to visit this Benchmark while on the Geodetic Center Tour 2008.

[Photos:]
photoBench Mark and Coin

Exciting day!

Found with SparksGuy.

Found (after or at) the GC15XVW event (Geodetic Center Tour '08 - MEADES RANCH). Saw all 5 monuments at the hill top and one more about 80 foot away. #I, 2 and 3 had marker disks, the other two were monuments (concrete or stone) missing disks. My apologies for my inaccurate wording.

[This entry was edited by SparksGuy on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 1:38:46 PM.]

Found with Dad at the GC15XVW event

Found at the GC15XVW event.

Found with the group of Geocachers today. Thanks for letting us enjoy this place...Elmo

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark with Meades Ranch Geocoins
photoHPIM3268.JPG
photoEast fenceline marker
photoSouth marker with geocoins
photoHPIM3276.JPG
photoPart of the caravan to the Benchmark
photoGeohunters
photoGeohunters

Visited with the 2008 Meades Ranch Event. Highly recommend visiting this monumental.....well...monument!

Found while at Geodetic Center Tour '08 - MEADES RANCH
event.

Found today while up for the event. Thanks to the land owners for the access.

Was worth the trip out to see this mark.

Was up for the Meades Ranch Geo-Event today, and took the chance to see this reference.

Mark is there and looking good.

Found this cache as part of the geo-event.

This is my second benchmark to log. Is there life or a reason to continue after finding this one?

..came up with the group at the Meades Ranch Geo-Event. I flew over this area once a month going from Wichita to Osborne and always wanted to see it.

This trip is one of those things on a person's list of "Things you always wanted to do someday in your lifetime," and it made for excellent memories. The trek to the MEADES RANCH bench mark is like a Mecca-trip for anyone who knows about bench marks. Kyle Brant and Evie Wray were most hospitable. Our trip up to the mark for the Geocaching.com event #GC14DP9 included Kyle and Evie, surveyors Steve Brosemer and myself, geocachers 4America, barondriver and zrozro7, and the infamous bench mark hunter GEO*Trailblazer 1 who brought along his wife Tiggr and the two GEO*girls. I wonder if they'll grow up to be surveyors. They already know more about some things than some surveyors.

Each mark found brought on feelings of exhiliration for everyone. We even recovered the elusive Reference Mark 3, which was found one foot west of the fence line of stone posts, and 2.05 feet north-northwest of the northwest corner of the fourth stone fence post north of the gate, treating the north gatepost as the first of the four posts. Being in another person's property, the Azimuth Mark had to be put off due to not obtaining prior permission. Now we know. For the next trip (next year perhaps?) we'll see to it to pursue permission to go for it.

I loved the views, the conversations, the coin exchanges, and the meatloaf sandwiches. Lots of pictures included.

-Ernie Cantu, aka cantuland,
Kansas surveyor,
geocacher,
bench mark hunter.

11:22 AM This was the goal of our trip today. I was travelling with BARONDRIVER and 4AMERICA. We met up with six more geocachers / surveyors at the meeting spot and travelled with the landowners to this location, the GEODETIC CENTER OF THE US located in some of the biggest hills in northcentral Kansas.

I was a part of the BIG Event to MECCA 2007.
I helped to recover reference mark 3 this time.
So the only one left to recover now is the Azimuth mark.
We still did not have permission to go there.
Maybe as a part of a future event.
All 4 of us were here once again for a great time.

HAPPY.............................GEOTRAILS

[Photos:]
photoREFERENCE MARK 3
MEADES REFERENCE MARK DISC 3
photoYEP RIGHT THERE
THERE IS REFERENCE MARK 3

FOUND THIS WITH CHARLIE.
THIS ONE WAS GREAT ON TOP OF THE HILL.
THERE WERE SOME RIPE BERRIES TO EAT TOO.
HAD A GREAT TIME.
THANKS TO THE OWNERS TOO AND WAS NICE TO MEET THEM TOO.
ON OUR 6000 MILE TRIP ACROSS THE USA.
TIGGR

We were lucky to get to go up here with my grandpa.
I really liked Evelyn she was a good host.

All us girls got together and had some great fun.

Thank you grandpa for bringing us up here.

We were lucky enough to be with our Grandpa,GEO*TRAILBLAZER 1 and our Grandma TIGGR when they recovered this mark.
We had a blast on top of Kansas hill.

And we all thought Kansas was flat.
It might be in some places but not here.

THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME BENCHMARK FOR ME AND THE BENCHMARKING CREW WITH ME.
THE GIRLS ALL HAD A BLAST WITH THE LOCAL LAND OWNERS.
THEY WERE MOST HOSPITABLE HOSTS.

BUT HAS ASKED TO HAVE US AT GEOCACHING RECOVER THIS MARK IN THE FUTURE AS A GROUP EFFORT.
HE IS VERY BUSY AND HAS ASKED ME TO PLACE THIS NOTE HERE.

IT WAS NICE HAVING HIM SHOW ME SOME OF THE BURIED MARKS JUST NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE STATION.
I WILL POST IMAGES OF THESE.

REFERENCE MARK 3 WAS NOT FOUND,WE DID NOT HAVE A METAL DETECTOR WITH US.

THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ON ANOTHER PRIVATE PROPERTY WE DID NOT GAIN PERMISSION TO BE ON SO WE HAD TO PASS ON RECOVERING IT.

THE GIRLS ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS ONE EVEN THOUGH IT WAS 103 DEGREES OUTSIDE.
WE HAD PACKED PLENTY OF WATER AND WE HAD A SURPRISE AT THE TOP SOME RIPE BERRIES.

THIS WAS A LONG BUT GREAT DAY.

[Photos:]
photoKG0640 MEADES RANCH RESET
MEADES RANCH RESET BENCHMARK DISC
photoKG0640 MEADES RANCH RESET RM 1
MEADES RANCH RESET REFERENCE MARK 1
photoKG0640 MEADES RANCH RESET RM 2
MEADES RANCH RESET REFERENCE MARK 2
photoKG0640 MEADES RANCH RESET NORTH RIVET
MEADES RANCH RESET NORTH RIVET IN STONE WITH CROSS.
photoKG0640 MEADES RANCH RESET SOUTH RIVET
MEADES RANCH RESET SOUTH RIVET IN STONE WITH CROSS.
photoKG0640 MEADES RANCH RESET RM 3 GATE
MEADES RANCH RESET REFERENCE MARK 3 GATE. MARK NOT FOUND NORTH.
photoKG0640 MEADES RANCH RESET GIRLS
MEADES RANCH RESET THE GIRLS OF THE CREW.
photoKG0640 MEADES RANCH RESET ALL
ALL THE MARKS IN ONE SHOT. RM1,STATION,RM2 AND THE 2 REFERENCE POINTS.

Father knows property owner. He got us the OK to go to the marker. Found after a short walk through a cattle field.

[last edit: 6/2/2003 7:09:48 PM PST]

[Photos:]
photo25 May 2003
Meades Ranch Reset
photo25 May 2003
Meades Ranch Reset
photo25 May 2003
Meades Ranch Reset

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1948 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1948 (MZB) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 12 MILES NORTH OF LUCAS, 9 MILES SW OF TIPTON, 2.5 MILES NORTH OF THE HOME OF MR. FRANK RIBINSON (PRESENT OWNER OF PROPERTY), IN THE SW 1/4 SEC. 34, T 9 S., R 11W., 237 FEET W OF THE EAST SECTION LINE FENCE AND 1,541 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTH SECTION LINE FENCE. ABOUT DUE W OF A GATE IN THE EAST LINE FENCE, ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A PROMINENT E-W RIDGE, WHICH IS ALL PASTURE LANDS. TO REACH FROM LUCAS, GO N ON RT. 691 (DOWNS ROAD), ABOUT 5 MILES TO THE COUNTY LINE. TURN E ABOUT 1/2 MILE, THEN N AND PROCEED 5 MILES TO RT. 412 WEST. CONTINUE N ON RT. 691 FOR 1.1 MILES TO A GATE ON THE LEFT (W). TURN IN THROUGH GATE AND FOLLOW DIM TRAIL ROAD N AND W THROUGH PASTURE ABOUT 1 MILE TO A GATE IN N-S FENCE LINE AND THE STATION ABOUT 80 YARDS DUE WEST. STATION MARK WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THE NORTH AND SOUTH REFERENCE POSTS WERE RECOVERED IN DESCRIBED POSITION, BUT DID NOT HAVE, AND NEVER HAVE HAD, THE STANDARD DISKS AS DESCRIBED. DESCRIBED UNDERGROUND MARKING WAS NOT INSPECTED. THE STATION MARK WAS IN VERY POOR CONDITION AND INDICATED A PROBABLE ECCENTRIC POSITION OF THE MARK IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION. THIS POSITION WAS HELD AS NO OTHER COULD BE PROVED. THIS PROBABLE ECCENTRICITY WAS CHECKED AND MEASURED TO BE 0.013 METERS, ABOUT 55 DEGREES IN AZIMUTH FROM THE STATION. THE RECOVERED MARK WAS CUT OFF ABOUT 14 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE, A HOLE WAS THEN DRILLED AND A 1/4 INCH BRASS BOLT CEMENTED IN PLACE, MARKING THE POSITION AS RECOVERED, AND COVERED WITH A FLAT ROCK. A ROUND FORM WAS THEN CONSTRUCTED FOR THE NEW CONCRETE MARK, 24 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND TO ABOUT 1 INCH ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE A THIN GROUTING MIXTURE WAS THEN APPLIED TO THE OLD CONCRETE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CONSTRUCTED FORM AND THE FORM FILLED WITH A CONCRETE MIXTURE OF THE BEST MATERIALS OBTAINABLE. THE MARK WAS DRESSED TO A OVAL TOP, PROJECTING ABOUT 6 INCHES ABOVE SURFACE AND THE ORIGINAL TABLET SET IN POSITION. IN EACH OF THE 1922 WITNESS POSTS, A 1/4 INCH BRASS BOLT WITH CROSS WAS CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE AT ESTIMATED CENTER OF STONE. R. M. NO. 1 - ESTABLISHED IN 1948, IS A STANDARD REFERENCE DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN TOP OF A SAND LIME STONE POST 8X8X30 INCHES, SET IN CONCRETE FOOTING, PROJECTING ABOUT 8 INCHES, AND IS 3.777 METERS EAST OF THE STATION. R. M. NO. 2 - ESTABLISHED IN 1948, IS A STANDARD REFERENCE TABLET CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN TOP OF A SAND LIME STONE POST 8X8X26 INCHES, SET IN CONCRETE FOOTING, ABOUT FLUSH WITH THE GROUND, AND IS 3.804 METERS WEST OF THE STATION.
01/01/1948 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1948 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1950 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (RLE) THE STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARK NO. 1, REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 AND WITNESS POSTS NORTH AND SOUTH WERE RECOVERED AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. A NEW AZIMUTH MARK WAS ESTABLISHED. FOLLOWING IS A NEW AND COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 12.0 MILES NORTH OF LUCAS, 9.0 MILES SOUTH OF TIPTON, NEAR THE EAST SIDE OF A LARGE PASTURE OWNED BY MR. FRANK ROBINSON, 2.5 MILES NORTH OF MR. J.E. ROBINSONS RANCH, ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A PROMINENT RIDGE AND 300.0 FEET WEST OF A WIRE GATE IN A NORTH AND SOUTH FENCE LINE. IT IS STAMPED MEADES RANCH 1891, SET IN A ROUND CONCRETE BASE ABOUT 2 FEET IN DIAMETER AND PROJECTS 6 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION. IT IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MEADES RANCH NO 1 1948, SET IN A 4 INCH SQUARE STONE POST PROJECTING 3 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION. IT IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MEADES RANCH NO 2 1948, SET IN A 4 INCH SQUARE STONE POST PROJECTING 1 INCH. WITNESS POST SOUTH IS THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION. IT IS A 4 INCH SQUARE STONE POST WITH A COPPER RIVET SET IN THE CENTER OF POST AND IS SET FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. WITNESS POST NORTH IS THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION. IT IS A 4 INCH SQUARE STONE POST WITH A COPPER RIVET SET IN THE CENTER OF POST AND IS SET FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. DISTANCE BETWEEN R.M. NO. 1 AND R.M. NO. 2 IS 24.87 FEET. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 14.0 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF A WIRE GATE, 2.5 FEET SOUTHEAST OF EAST GATE POST, 1.5 FEET EAST OF A FENCE LINE AND 1.5 FEET NORTH OF A WITNESS POST. IT IS STAMPED MEADES RANCH 1950 AND PROJECTS 4 INCHES. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 24 AND STATE HIGHWAY NO. 181 AT THE NORTH EDGE OF DOWNS, GO SOUTH (PASSING THROUGH THE MAIN PART OF TOWN) AND CONTINUE SOUTH ON MAIN GRAVELED ROAD FOR 6.6 MILES TO RAILROAD CROSSING AT CORINTH, CONTINUE SOUTH ON MAIN GRAVELED ROAD FOR 2.5 MILES. TURN LEFT AND GO EAST FOR 1.0 MILE, TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON MAIN GRAVELED ROAD FOR 3.05 MILES TO FORKS ABOUT 3.0 MILES WEST OF TIPTON, CONTINUE SOUTH ON MAIN GRAVELED ROAD FOR 9.35 MILES TO CROSSROADS, TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON COUNTY ROUTE NO. 412 FOR 1.0 MILE TO A T-ROAD LEFT AT ENTRANCE TO FIELD ON RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW TRACK ROAD NORTH ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF FENCE FOR 0.25 MILE TO A WIRE GATE IN A EAST-WEST FENCE AT FENCE CORNER, GO THROUGH GATE AND CONTINUE NORTH ON TRACK ROAD ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF FENCE FOR 0.3 MILE TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT AS DESCRIBED. CONTINUE NORTH ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.45 MILE TO WIRE GATE IN NORTHWEST CORNER OF PASTURE, GO THROUGH GATE AND CONTINUE NORTH AND NORTHEAST ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.15 MILE TO FORKS, TAKE RIGHT FORK FOR 0.15 MILE TO FORKS, TAKE LEFT FORK FOR 0.1 MILE TO THE STATION AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1953 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (AMS) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. A BRONZE MARKER IS SET IN THE TOP OF A MUSHROOM SHAPED BLOCK OF CONCRETE ABOUT FIVE INCHES ABOVE GROUND, AND ABOUT 22 INCHES IN DIAMETER. TWO BRONZE REFERENCE TABLETS SET IN CONCRETE BLOCKS ABOUT 8 INCHES SQUARE AND 5 INCHES ABOVE GROUND, ARE SET ABOUT 8 FEET NORTH AND ABOUT 8 FEET SOUTH OF CENTER MARK. ALL MARKS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1958 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (FAR) STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND ALL MARKS WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THIS IS GRAZING COUNTRY AND THE MARKS SHOULD REMAIN IN GOOD CONDITION UNLESS THEY ARE MOLESTED.
01/01/1965 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 (EBB) THIS STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND ALL MARKS WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. A NEW TO REACH FOLLOWS. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE MAIN INTERSECTION IN THE TOWN OF OSBORNE, GO SOUTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 281 FOR 0.7 MILE TO BRIDGE OVER THE SOLOMON RIVER. CONTINUE SOUTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 281 FOR 16.3 MILES TO CROSSROADS. TURN LEFT AND GO EAST FOR 4.0 MILES TO CROSSROADS. TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH FOR 1.0 MILE, THEN TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW THE MAIN GRAVEL ROAD EAST FOR 4.2 MILES TO A GATE ON THE LEFT JUST AFTER PASSING MR. J.E. ROBINSONS RACHN BUILDINGS ON THE RIGHT. TURN LEFT THRU GATE AND GO NORTH ON TRACK ROAD ACROSS PASTURE FOR 0.8 MILE TO A GATE IN AN EASTWEST FENCELINE. PASS THRU GATE AND CONTINUE NORTH ACROSS PASTURE FOR 0.45 MILE TO THE HIGHEST GROUND AND THE STATION, ABOUT 100 YARDS WEST OF A NORTH-SOUTH FENCE. TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FROM THE STATION, GO BACK SOUTH ACROSS PASTURE FOR 1.25 MILES TO THE GRAVEL ROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON GRAVEL ROAD FOR 0.2 MILE TO A GATE ON THE RIGHT. TURN RIGHT THRU GATE AND GO NORTH-NORTHEAST ACROSS PASTURE FOR 0.3 MILE TO GAP IN FENCE. PASS THRU GAP IN FENCE, BEAR LEFT. AND FOLLOW ALONG EAST SIDE OF NORTH SOUTH FENCE FOR 0.2 MILE TO FENCE CORNER AND THE AZIMUTH MARK.
01/01/1967 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 (COP) STATION WAS RECOVERED AND ALL MARKS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. LOCATION OF THE STATION WAS NOTED TO BE ADEQUATELY DESCRIBED BUT THE LAND ON WHICH THE STATION IS ESTABLISHED IS NOW A MR. FRANK ROBINSON. A DOUBLE CHECK WAS MADE OF THE DIRECTION AND DISTANCE TO THE MARKS. DIRECTION TO THE AZIMUTH MARK, REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 AND REFERENCE POST (SOUTH) CHECKED THE PREVIOUS DATA BUT A DIFFERENCE WAS NOTED IN THE DIRECTION TO REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 AND REFERENCE POST (SOUTH). REFERENCE POSTS (NORTH) AND (SOUTH) WERE TOO CLOSE TO FOCUS THE INSTRUMENT ON THEREFORE THE POSTS WERE STAKED OUT ON LINE TO TAKE DIRECTION. DISTANCE TO THE REFERENCE MARKS AND REFERENCE POST (SOUTH) WERE NOTED TO BE IN ERROR BUT DISTANCE TO REFERENCE POST (NORTH) CHECKED ADEQUATELY. A REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 3 WAS ESTABLISHED. IT IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK, STAMPED MEADES RANCH NO 3 1891 1967, SET IN THE TOP OF A ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH IS FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. MARK IS 85.1 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH GATE POST OF A WIRE GATE AND 0.8 FEET WEST OF A NORTH-SOUTH FENCELINE. STATION MARK DISK IS STAMPED MEADES RANCH 1891 AND MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES. MARK IS 248 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF THE WIRE GATE. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 DISK IS STAMPED MEADES RANCH NO 1 1948 AND THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 DISK IS STAMPED MEADES RANCH 1948 NO 2 AND THE MARK IS FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. REFERENCE POST (SOUTH) HAS A COPPER RIVET IN THE TOP-CENTER AND THE MARK IS FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. STATION IS REACHED FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 181 AND THE MAIN STREET AT THE SOUTH EDGE OF TIPTON. GO SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 181 FOR 7.0 MILES TO A FORK. CONTINUE STRIGHT AHEAD, ON GRAVELED ROAD, SOUTH FOR 2.05 MILES TO A GRAVELED CROSSROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 3.0 MILES TO A GRAVELED CROSSROAD. CONTINUE WEST ON THE GRAVELED ROAD FOR 0.8 MILE TO A WIRE GATE ON THE RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTHERLY ON THE MAIN TRAVELED TRACK ROAD FOR 0.8 MILE TO THE CENTER OF A DIP IN ROAD AND AN EAST-WEST TRAIL. (AZIMUTH MARK IS REACH FROM THIS POINT. GO WEST KEEPING TO THE LEFT, SOUTH OF A VALLEY FOR 0.15 MILE TO A WIRE GATE. PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE WEST FOR 0.2 MILES TO A FENCE CORNER AND AZIMUTH MARK AS DESCRIBED BELOW). CONTINUE NORTHERLY FROM THE DIP IN THE ROAD AND EAST-WEST TRAIL ON MAIN TRAVELED ROAD FOR 0.25 MILES TO A GATE. PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE NORTHERLY ON ROAD FOR 0.35 MILES TO THE STATION MARK. AZIMUTH MARK DISK IS STAMPED MEADES RANCH 1950 AND THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 6 INCHES. MARK IS 9 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF A GATE, 2.0 FEET SOUTH OF A FENCE CORNER AND GATE POST AND 1.2 FEET NORTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--9 MILES SSW OF TIPTON.
01/01/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (JDS) THE STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARK 1, WITNESS POST SOUTH AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 APPEARS TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION AND IS SOLID BUT PART OF THE STONE IS CHIPPING AWAY. ABOUT 1/4 OF THE TOP OF WITNESS POST NORTH HAS BEEN CHIPPED AWAY. A DIFFERENCE OF 3-MINUTES AND 37-SECONDS WAS FOUND IN THE DIRECTION TO REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 AND A DIFFERENCE IN THE DISTANCE OF 0.05 FEET OR 0.017 METER. A DIFFERENCE IN THE DIRECTION TO REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 OF 3-MINUTES AND 24-SECONDS WAS FOUND. DUE TO PROPERTY OWNERSHIP CHANGES AND DIFFERENCES IN PHYSICAL REFERENCES A NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS-- THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 12 MILES NORTH OF LUCAS, 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TIPTON, IN THE SW-1/4 OF SEC. 34, T. 9 S., R. 11 W., ON PASTURE LAND OWNED BY MRS. JOSEPHINE ROBINSON OF OSBORNE. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN TIPTON GO SOUTH ON THE MAIN STREET FOR 0.3 MILE TO THE JUNCTION WITH KANSAS HIGHWAY 181. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON HIGHWAY 181 FOR 3.0 MILES TO THE JUNCTION WITH OSBORNE COUNTY ROAD 691. TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTH ON COUNTY ROAD 691 FOR 9.3 MILES TO A CROSSROADS AND JUNCTION WITH OSBORNE COUNTY ROAD 412. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON COUNTY ROAD 412 FOR 0.8 MILE TO A FIELD GATE AND TRACK ROAD ON THE RIGHT, JUST EAST OF A STOCK POND. TURN RIGHT, PASS THROUGH GATE, AND GO NORTHERLY ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.7 MILE TO TOP OF LARGE HILL. CONTINUE NORTHERLY ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.05 MILE INTO A SADDLE BETWEEN TWO HILLS. CONTINUE NORTHERLY ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.25 MILE TO A GATE IN EAST-WEST FENCE LINE. PASS THROUGH GATE AND CONTINUE NORTHERLY FOR 0.3 MILE TO A FORK ABOUT 30 FEET NORTH-SOUTH FENCE LINE AND JUST NORTH OF A DEEP GULLY. BEAR RIGHT AND GO NORTHERLY ACCROSS PASTURE FOR 0.05 MILE TO THE HIGHEST PART OF HILL AND THE STATION AS DESCRIBED. TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FROM THIS POINT, TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SIDE OF HILL AND TOP OF RIDGE FOR 0.15 MILE TO THE GATE IN A NORTH-SOUTH FENCE LINE. PASS THROUGH THE FENCE AND GO WEST-SOUTHWEST ACCROSS THE PASTURE AND GULLY NORTH OF THE STOCK PONDS FOR 0.15 MILE TO THE FENCE CORNER AND AZIMUTH MARK AS DESCRIBED. IT IS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY MR. RAY ROBINSON. THE STATION MARK WAS USED AS THE ANTENNA SITE FOR GEOCEIVER STATION 51144. THE STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MEADES RANCH 1891, SET IN THE TOP OF A LOW PROFILE DOME SHAPED CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS 21-INCHES IN DIAMETER AND PROJECTS 4 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 238.5 FEET WEST OF THE NORTH STONE GATE POST IN A NORTH-SOUTH BARBED WIRE FENCE, 87.5 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF THE TRACK ROAD, 8.61 FEET SOUTH OF WITNESS POST NORTH AND 8.56 FEET NORTH OF WITNESS POST SOUTH. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MEADES RANCH NO 1 1948, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A 7-INCH SQUARE STONE POST THAT PROJECTS 6 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 226 FEET WEST OF THE NORTH STONE GATE POST AND 75 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF THE TRACK ROAD. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MEADES RANCH NO 2 1948, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A 4 BY 8 INCH STONE POST THAT PROJECTS ABOUT 2 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 251 FEET WEST OF THE NORTH STONE GATE POST AND 100.5 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF THE TRACK ROAD. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MEADES RANCH 1950, SET IN THE TOP OF AN 8-INCH SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT PROJECTS 4-INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 15.5 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF A WIRE GATE, 9.3 FEET SOUTH OF THE EAST GATE POST, 1.2 FEET NORTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST AND 0.3 FEET EAST OF A BARBED WIRE FENCE. THERE ARE SEVERAL OLD STONE FENCE POST LAYING AROUND THE MARK. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TIPTON.
06/22/1989 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1989 THE STATION IS LOCATED ON A LOW GRASSY RIDGE ON PROPERTY OF KYLE BRANT, ABOUT 31.9 KM (19.80 MI) SOUTH OF DOWNS. OWNERSHIP--KYLE BRANT, PO BOX 121, LUCAS KS 67648. PHONE (913)525-6287(CALL IN ADVANCE). TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 24 AND STATE HIGHWAYS 9 AND 181 IN DOWNS, GO SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 181 FOR 10.4 KM (6.45 MI) TO A RAILROAD CROSSING AT AN ELEVATOR. CONTINUE SOUTH FOR 9.96 KM (6.20 MI) TO THE JUNCTION OF COUNTY ROAD 691 ON THE RIGHT ON OUTSIDE OF A CURVE. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON PAVED, THEN HARDPACK ROAD FOR 14.65 KM (9.10 MI) TO A CROSSROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON COUNTY ROAD 412 FOR 1.25 KM (0.80 MI) TO A LOCKED POLE GATE ON THE RIGHT. TO REACH THE HOUSE OF KYLES FOR KEY, CONTINUE WEST FOR 0.3 KM (0.20 MI) TO A ROAD LEFT, TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTH FOR 0.8 KM (0.50 MI) TO THE HOUSE ON THE LEFT. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH THROUGH GATE AND FOLLOW TRACK ROAD FOR 1.35 KM (0.85 MI) TO TOP OF THE RIDGE AFTER ROUNDING A HILL. CONTINUE NORTH ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.35 KM (0.20 MI) TO A WIRE GATE. PASS THROUGH GATE AND CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.4 KM (0.25 MI) TO A DIM FORK NEAR NORTH-SOUTH FENCE (ROAD LEFT GOES TO QUARRY). CONTINUE NORTH ON DIM TRACK ROAD FOR 0.08 KM (0.05 MI) TO HIGH GROUND AND THE STATION ON THE LEFT. THE STATION IS A STANDARD CGS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 0.5 METER CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 10 CM (POST IS DOME-SHAPED AND ONLY 0.1 METER WIDE AT DISK). LOCATED 72.8 M (238.8 FT) WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE NORTH STONE GATE POST IN FENCE LINE, 24.5 M (80.4 FT) WEST OF THE TRACK ROAD, 3.8 M (12.5 FT) WEST OF REFERENCE MARK 1, 3.8 M (12.5 FT) EAST OF REFERENCE MARK 2 AND 0.6 M (2.0 FT) NORTH OF A CARSONITE WITNESS POST. DESCRIBED BY G.R. HEID, TYPED BY HJS.
03/27/1997 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1997 (CSM) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. OWNERSHIP--KYLE BRANT, 2354 SOUTH 30TH AVENUE, LURAY KS 67648, PHONE 913-525-6387. NOTIFY MR. BRANT 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF SURVEYING ACTIVITIES.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1997.
  • The orthometric height was determined by GPS observations and a high-resolution geoid model.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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