N 41° 26.142 W 075° 37.563
This note is to indicate a “work in progress” since I was able to locate the station mark but not the two associated reference marks. There appears to be a significant discrepancy in the 1974 historical description regarding the placement of the reference disks in relation to a (no longer existing) witness post and the station mark. I intend to return soon with a complete set of NGS datasheets and proceed from the older recoveries in hopes of locating RM1 and RM2. ~Rich in NEPA~
[18-AUG-03] Had to bring in the big guns today. This morning RM2 was uncovered with assistance from Zhanna (Queen of Benchmarks), and the mark seems to correlate with the 1974 description. Armed with some new insights from the NGS datasheets I will return for RM1, and hopefully complete the find and the documentation.
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