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Details for Benchmark: MG0867

N 41° 58.111 W 091° 39.896 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In LINN county, IA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CEDAR RAPID PENICK FORD LTD TK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Doing research at the Linn County Historical Museum. Found pictures from c1978 of a very prominent tower very near the edge of the river. Found acticles about old structures being torn down for building expansions. Later pictures in 1990 do not show the tower. Tower is NOT present at the location and would be very hard to miss if it was still there.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (CAS) STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TALL, BLACK, STEEL WATER TANK AT THE PLANT OF THE PENICK AND FORD, LIMITED. THE PLANT IS AT THE S CORNER OF FIRST STREET, SW AND 10TH AVENUE, SW. THE TANK IS NEAR THE SW BANK OF THE CEDAR RIVER, AND IS ABOUT 100 FEET N OF THE S CORNER OF THE PLANT. IT IS LETTERED PENICK-FORD ON THE N AND S SIDES. IT IS ABOUT 120 FEET HIGH AND IS QUITE PROMINENT.
01/01/1957 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 (WTJ) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1960 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (ETJ) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AND THE PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE AND COMPLETE.
01/01/1968 by LOCSUR (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LOCAL SURVEYOR (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1968 (AS) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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