On my second visit to this site, I brought my wife and son, a 100-foot measuring tape, and a short length of stiff steel wire with which to probe for buried markers. I measured the distance of 35 feet south of the bandstand, and found a slightly depressed spot in the ground about four feet west of the sidewalk. After probing with the steel wire I began digging, and after I was sure the station was there, I dug a little more, being careful not to scratch the marker.
Notice that it helps greatly to bring a couple of people on an excursion of this sort. The credibility of a person digging in a public park with a spoon is proportional to the square of the number of sober adults who appear to be helping.
The triangulation station was uncovered just enough to take a picture, and then covered up again. The station is now three inches underground, but still appears to be in good condition.
[last edit: 9/21/2003 2:50:21 PM PST]