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Details for Benchmark: LK0526

N 40° 00.091 W 102° 03.106 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3428

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

Location:
In YUMA county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CHAFFEES CORNER
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found while logging the Tri-State virtual cache.

Found while doing the 3 corners virtual cache

Found while visiting the Tri State virtual cache.

Found while doing the 3-state Virtual.

Found this benchmark while geocaching with Raylenemo, Mlomary and BMT417. We were visiting the Virtual 3 Corners geocache. This benchmark is still in excellent condition.

Found this out caching with kodydog00

Found while finding the virtual cache.

Found this benchmark while doing the 3 corners virtual cache in Yuma Colorado.

Found with Nan-D1955 on our trip out west.

Found it with NikCap and Geo-Nat while visiting Tri-state point, awesome location.

On a big Mexico and US roadtrip with rosmar and kiwi.bug and caching under the team name FRK17. First we flew to Mexico and then to Houston where we began an 11 state roadtrip taking in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington culminating in the Going APE 2017 mega and the reinstated APE cache.
Well we weren't actually planning to start our roadtrip in Houston, it was meant to start in Kansas City but due to flight disruptions we only made it to Houston, so had to do a one day drive from Houston to Kansas City to get back onto the original plan.

Found this benchmark while visiting the 3 corners virtual cache.

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Located this one while researching for a virtual geocache.

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Found okay

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Looks great!

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Found when doing the nearby virtual.

while geocaching..

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Found this while out at the tristate corner.

Found with JJDP, JJT002, and JFS001. Thanks.

Found near Virtual Geocache

Found it.

This benchmark found on a 3 day geocaching road trip with Tumbleweed42, covering 5 states, 1579 miles (at least 200 unpaved) and 50+ of the greatest caches ever. This is my first set of benchmarks logged.

The Wolf came to visit and wanted to do some caching. We originally planned some power trails but he was really wanting to grab Mingo. What the heck I guess we can do some targeted caching for a few days around that. We left Austin at the crack of dawn ready for some action. This will be a fun trip leading up to next month's Nevada trip for some numbers and then the Arizona trip for a ton of GeoArt at the end of the year. What a great ending to a great year filled with new adventures. Thanks to all the COs who placed and maintain these caches for us to enjoy. I will be sending the answers for any caches that require them for the both of us by the end of the night when back at the hotel. Thanks!!

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4:15 PM Recovered in good condition. Almost overlooked these markers.

right where it should be

Discovered at the 3 corners.

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Found in great shape. ACT

Recovered in good condition on a road trip from Maryland to Denver and back again for GeoWoodstock XIV.

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Found with the other benchmark nearby!

Another great bench mark.

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Found with Sequoia.

Found with Grey Ghosts & KimPossible on our way home from GW14er

found in good condition

Found this while waiting on a tow truck to wench us out of the mud..be careful if it is raining.

Found while doing the nearby virtual and earth caches. Mark is in good shape!

Blue Bead Man

Found on the way to GWS.

Found while doing the Three Corners Virtual Cache. Found in great shape.

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Got it while doing the nearby virtual.

Found while doing the nearby Virtual Cache with 4Swans.

Saw this while visiting the nearby tri state mark

Checked this out while getting the nearby virtual

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photoLK0526 CO Marker

Great spot!

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Found while doing the virtual. Cool!

Found while looking for the tri-state virtual

We found this one while doing the Three Corners Virtual geocache

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Found while caching in the area. Glad we ventured a little farther to see this one.

Found while caching.

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photoColorado side

Stone is there. The words are wearing off.

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Logged this oldie while I was doing the virtual geocache

Found with Razor1965 while hunting a geocache.

In the area for a geocache.

Found while here for the virtual.

On an EPIC roadtrip with marshwin to grab some historic caches and virtuals and earthcaches through 5 states... we saw so many things that qualified as benchmarks, I'll never look at a Grain Elevator, Church Spire or Water Tower the same way again. Thanks.

Found this with sobrfndr while finding the tricorner benchmark and virtual after we found MINGO! This benchmark is wearing with the weather, but so interesting to see. I am so glad that we made the extra trip over to see this one. Interesting history and very cool to be so close to where three states come together.

Very fun to walk down from the tricorner to see this original stone set almost 150 years ago. As noted, all the original markings are mostly eroded away so interesting to see what they originally said. Road in was very muddy, lucky I had a 4WD or I would have gotten stuck at the last mudhole!

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photoChaffee's Stone from the East

After Hostanut and I found the Three Corners Virtural cache and the current tri-state benchmark, we walked about 500 feet to this old large stone monument. Much more impressive than the current marker, even if it was off as little!

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photoChaffees Corner Monument
photoChaffees Corner Monument plus disc BM in backround

Found with MikeOtt while on a multi-state caching trip.

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Very cool! Worth reading the description to find out what the eroded marks originally said.

Found this one a short walk down from 3 corners.

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photo"OLORAD"

Still there

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Found the marker. Some erosion is occurring, otherwise in decent shape.

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My crew and I found this while working on the virtual cache!

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Recovered as described, I guess it is probably even in good condition. Interesting piece of surveying history.

GO$Rs

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photoLK0526 - CHAFFEES CORNER [close up, looking E]
photoLK0526 - CHAFFEES CORNER [close up looking N]
photoLK0526 - CHAFFEES CORNER [close up looking W]
photoLK0526 - CHAFFEES CORNER [perspective looking NE]
photoLK0526 - CHAFFEES CORNER [perspective looking S]
photoLK0526 - CHAFFEES CORNER [close up w/GPS]

Found while geocaching the Three Corners Virtual Cache.

Found It!

Found this on a trip to the three corners

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Found while on a trip to the three corners. I didn't really know what I was seeing, but, was told to take a picture. So I did.

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Very Cool Area!

got it

Interesting history of benchmarks here. Discovered all of them

Found next to stone marker.

Found today while caching.

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Found in good condition

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photoChaffee's Stone

On 8-4-12 I was married to the intelligent, gorgeous, phenomenally amazing woman known as theladybee! Shortly thereafter we set upon a honeymoon excursion across the western two thirds of our glorious country. We embarked from Columbus, Ohio and spent the next two weeks packing in as much beauty as we could. We would awaken around 8am, drive and explore all day and night until around midnight, find a hotel, go to sleep, and repeat it the next day. We journeyed through 20 states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. We marveled at 8 National Parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Badlands. We wondered at 2 National Monuments: Gateway Arch, Devils Tower. We got up close and personal with lynx, elk, rams, bear, prairie dogs, and other varmint. We paid homage to the original stash, the oldest remaining cache, HQ, and even got down at the Block Party. We targeted caches to help us qualify for challenges, to help us created challenges, challenges themselves, earth and virtual caches in the parks, and anything interesting we happened to come across. We drove 7,449 miles in total. The things that awed me, the sensations I experienced, I will remember them always, but they pale in comparison to the time I spent with the lady who is my life. The journey we took will stay with me forever. Thank you for placing a benchmark that constituted part of our journey.

another benchmark in the area!

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Found this benchmark while out geocaching. Very cool location!

Out geocaching, and found this

Out Geocaching with Philbeer and found this one in great shape!

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Found With Poehunters

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Visited here to see the nearby virtual cache. Bonus to log some benchmarks of significant too.

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Very interesting monument at a nondescript location. Survived the settling of the west
Corner was set 7 years before Custer died at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

This entry was edited by joeoim on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 at 06:40:09 UTC.

I was out geocaching, on a nortn western Kansas trip with my wife, looking for Virtual Cache, GC1B43, Three Corners Virtual Cache, when I found this one. It was in good condition.

In the area caching and stopped by here for the virtual. Found this one at the same time. Yep, still there.

Still in good shape!

Found with geocache.

Discovered while out geocaching. I love this one!

Found this benchmark while geocaching

Discovered while geocaching

Found while caching.

[blue]8-9-10
What a day![/blue]
[teal]We had to be in Sterling, CO [i]early[/i] this A.M. and, with nothin' else pressin', decided to head out to [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC31&Submit6=Go]Arikaree[/url] and
[url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1B43&Submit6=Go]Three Corners Virtual Cache[/url] and finally get them off of our wish list as well as test out the new NUVI 265.
The NUVI works like a charm and we had fun checkin' it out.
It was a nice (and loooong!) day, but we got 'em both and then some.
We put a total of 485 miles on the NUVI & [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1287090]rockymtn8iv's Ride[/url] and managed to score 30 caches in 3 different states with not a one [blue]DNF[/blue] ! [/teal] [maroon]
This was a fun stop and we lingered and checked out all the different markers and reference points.
We also signed the register. The "boys" had fun sniffin' around while we took pics. and did a little CITO[green]

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photoChaffee's Stone facin East
photoChaffee's Stone facing North
photoChaffee's Stone facing South
photoChaffee's Stoner facing West
photoBenchmark LK0257 CHAFFEES CORNER ECC

on the tri-state quest with mrsmales. They don't miss north/south much, weird?

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photoCO-KS-NE old

Very nice piece of limestone.

Late log. Just learning how to log benchmarks correctly - I hope. Found this benchmark and 5 others while visiting the 3 corners virtual cache. Borders of KS, NE, CO.

found while visiting 3 corners geo cache

Discovered while visiting the Three Corners Virtual Cache

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Gredgeman 1.23.10

Found while visiting three corners.

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Found while visiting the virtual cache

Found in Good shape but the original Pillar is showing its age.

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photoLK0526 and original Marker

made the long trek south from the true corner.

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In very good shape near the obelisk that was the original marker

The history of the site is interesting as well - nice to know those Cornhuskers were stealing our land :D

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Found at 3 corners

I wish the writing was a bit more legible, but it's still cool to see such an old marker still in place.

Found while doing Three Corners Virtual Cache.

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Found while caching the 3 Corners.
Iowa Copper

Yes, the stone is pretty well weathered (limestone doesn't react well to water over time ) but as a general marker should last for quite a while still.

i could only see three feet of this marker but im gonna count it

No problems finding this historic marker at the posted coordinates. Most of the engraved letters on the limestone are hard to make out, but this one should last for at another 150 years. It's in fair condition.

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LK0527, "CHAFFEES CORNER ECC" concrete post is just behind it.

Found in in actully good shape for as old it is

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photoLK0526 1869 "oldest in the state of Colorado"

Found this benchmark while caching the 3 Corners.

Found the limestone marker. It is still in pretty good shape. Some of the writing on the post can still be read.

Found on a windy fall day while learning the history of the area. Very interesting area.
Hotdogs Off Trail - Bonnie, Jeff, Madison & Murray from Wisconsin

I found it in great shape!

Chaffee 1869

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N 40° 00.088 W 102° 03.103

Chaffees Corner was recovered as described in good condition. The stone has been chipped and weathered, but the numbers and letters are still readable on the sides.

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N 40° 00.189 W 102° 03.101

Found near 3 state

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1869 by USGLO (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1942 by USGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1942 THE NEBRASKA-KANSAS STATE LINE WAS LOCATED FROM GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TRAVERSE BASED ON COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY TRIANGULATION AND FROM THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY HAIGLER STANDPIPE. THIS LINE IS ABOUT 615 FEET N OF THE PUBLISHED COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY POSITION FOR THE NW CORNER OF KANSAS. AN EXAMINATION OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE PLAT TIS RXLII W OF THE SIXTH PRINCIPAL, KANSAS, DISCLOSES A CORNER KNOWN AS CHAFEES CORNER ABOUT 615 FEET S OF THE NW CORNER OF KANSAS. ACCORDING TO KANSAS FIELD NOTES S AND W, VOL. 140, PAGE 54, THE NW CORNER OF KANSAS WAS MARKED ON JUNE 15, 1873 BY A LIMESTONE 24- BY 20- BY 8 INCHES SET 18 INCHES DEEP IN A STONE MOUND 9.33 CHAINS N OF MR. CHAFEES CORNER WHICH HAD BEEN SET PREVIOUSLY. ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE FIELD NOTES CHAFEES CORNER IS A STONE SIX FEET LONG WITH THREE FEET EXPOSED, IS ONE FOOT SQUARE AT THE TOP AND OCTAGONAL NEAR THE GROUND. IT WAS SET IN 1869 AND MARKED 1869 ON THE N FACE, 40 DEG NORTH ON THE E, 25 DEG WEST ON THE S, AND COLORADO ON THE W. THIS DESCRIPTION AGREES CLOSELY WITH THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY DESCRIPTION OF THE NW CORNER OF KANSAS. THIS DESCRIPTION AND THE FACT THAT WHEN THE COAST SURVEYS NW CORNER OF KANSAS IS PLOTTED IT FALLS ABOUT 9.3 CHAINS S OF THE STATE LINE, INDICATES THAT THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY LOCATED CHAFEES CORNER AND NOT THE STONE MARKING THE NW CORNER OF KANSAS.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1993.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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