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Details for Benchmark: HB0977

N 37° 18.283 W 089° 31.233 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 402

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

Location:
In CAPE GIRARDEAU county, MO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CAPE GIRARDEAU RESET
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found while Geocaching

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Found while Lab Caching for MOGA 2015 in Cape. As previously posted...In Good Condition

Found in good shape while caching.

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found while at MOGA.

Found this while at the Cape for MOGA. We had 10 types of finds that day.

Found while checking out the nearby structures for MOGA Lab Caches. I always stop for benchmarks! This one is in exceptional shape!

Found while doing the lab caches during MOGA 2015.

Found while in the area doing a geocache

Saw this one while caching during the MOGA event.

Found while in Missouri for MOGA. Looking for some Multi-caches in the area and spotted this benchmark. Down from Wisconsin & Minnesota with GeoBex, muddajay, bflentje, lkvlemnguy, BigChiefS4 & purplesquirrel1. We had a ton of fun, and really liked Cape Girardeau.

In town for MOGA with the MN\WI crew. Found the BM in good shape.

Found while caching at MOGA.

DLiming

Found it while attending MOGA 2015 with Obieone. Some extra caches to meet cache type challenge.

At MOGA 2015 with KDJ5H2O caching in the MOGA area.

We needed this one for a challenge and found it.

Thanks for the cache.
obieone

Found this one while looking for the sundial. Will post picture

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Benchmark & grandfolks token

I was checking the time on the sundial and working on a multi-cache and knew there was a benchmark close by. My first benchmark log!

We found this benchmark while exploring the grounds of the Common Pleas Courthouse. The benchmark is in great shape.

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Found in the area

Found while visiting family in the area, loved the sundial also

This entry was edited by TheLawsonFamily on Monday, 02 April 2012 at 23:05:53 UTC.

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photoDaughter at Sundial
photoson at Benchmark

description is good still in good shape

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Found it in good shape.

Nice area of downtown.

Always liked this downtown area. Wind was blowing the fountain spray, giving me a shower while I was finding this benchmark.

JohnTee

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Found this one with no problems. It is right where it said it was.

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Marked this one while hunting the nearby geocache, Tell It To The Judge. Quite alot of fun we had with that one! (see our log for details).

A popular benchmark to log. I looked it up when we were searching for a nearby cache. I can not add much. My GPS was in near agreement with drur.

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Cape Girardeau, MO
photoCommon Pleas Annex Building
Cape Girirdeau, MO -- the sundial (and the benchmark) are to the right.
photonearby memorial with some concert goers in the background

Easy find. Actually Its outside the door where I work ;)
The actual address is 44 N. Lorimier, Common Pleas Annex building. Next to the sun dial. It is the old public library building, but has since changed to the Annex Building for the Common Pleas Courthouse. This benchmark may also be one that used to be on the steps to the old library. Those steps are now gone.

[last edit: 1/10/2003 1:31:17 PM PST]

N 37° 18.301 W 089° 31.237

Easy find.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1961 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 AT CAPE GIRARDEAU. THIS MARK IS LOCATED AT CAPE GIRARDEAU, IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN, AT THE JUNCTION OF THEMIS AND LORMER STREETS, AT PUBLIC LIBRARY, ENTRANCE TO BUILDING APPROXIMATELY 14 FEET NORTH OF EXTREME NORTHWEST CORNER, 2.6 FEET SOUTH OF SOUTH EDGE OF SIDEWALK, AND 5.2 FEET WEST OF WEST EDGE OF BASE OF SUN DIAL, AND SET IN CONCRETE BASE. NOTE-- WHENEVER A PARTY IS IN THIS VICINITY RESET 1961 WILL BE ADDED. THE 1959 DISK WAS USED AND STAMPING WAS UNCHANGED.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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