2002-08-16

AE4738 - MERIDIAN

County: SALT LAKE
State: UTAH

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 40° 46.150'
Long: 111° 53.483'
Alt: 4333.69
Designation: MERIDIAN
Marker Type: stone monument
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
Unknown by (MONUMENTED)

9/16/1997 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1997 (GAS) IN SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE INTERSECTION OF MAIN AND SOUTH TEMPLE STREETS, A STONE OBELISK SURROUNDED BY A MASS OF CONCRETE NEAR THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A WALL ENCLOSING TEMPLE SQUARE, 19.9 M (65.3 FT) WEST OF THE CENTER OF MAIN STREET, 17.1 M (56.1 FT) NORTH OF THE CENTER OF TEMPLE STREET, 1.3 M (4.3 FT) ABOVE THE LEVEL OF MAIN STREET, 0.2 M (0.7 FT) SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WALL, AND THE OBELISK IS ENCLOSED IN A WROUGHT IRON FENCE. NOTE--THE OBELISK IS INSCRIBED GREAT SALT LAKE BASE AND MERIDIAN.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 40° 46.157'
Long: 111° 53.486'
Alt: NA

Found this one on accident. On a trip to Denver and decided to see Temple Square on the way. Found the Base & Meridian Monument on the way out. Kids couldn't understand why I was making such a big deal over a stone post. (I'm a surveyor, they're not.) Maybe they'll understand in a few years.

The Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian Stone.


The Girls at the Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian Stone.


The Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian Stone. (Image by Chasing Blue Sky)


Plaque Detail. (Image by DCJ)

LQ161 - J 334

County: TOOELE
State: UTAH

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 40° 43.878'
Long: 114° 02.388'
Alt: 4255
Designation: J 334
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1945 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1958 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 IN WENDOVER A.F.B.. AT THE ENTRANCE TO WENDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, 65 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ENTRANCE ROAD, 124 YARDS SOUTH OF THE CENTER OF THE CROSSING OF THE ENTRANCE ROAD AND THE WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD, 90 YARDS SOUTH AND ACROSS A SIDE TRACK FROM THE SHELL OIL COMPANY BULK TANKS, 65 FEET WEST OF A POWER POLE WITH A GUY WIRE AND SUPPORTING A METER, 12.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH RAIL, 1.3 FEET SOUTH OF A FENCE, 1.7 FEET WEST OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE TRACK, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.2 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND.

1/1/1969 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

1/1/1984 by DMA (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY DEFENSE MAP AGENCY 1984 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

7/16/1992 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1992 THE STATION IS LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE NEVADA/UTAH STATE LINE, ON THE NORTH PERIMETER OF THE DEFUNCT WENDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, NOW CITY PROPERTY, ALONG THE ROAD LEADING TO THE WENDOVER AIRPORT, IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A LARGE GRADED AREA. OWNERSHIP--CITY OF WENDOVER. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 80 BUSINESS AND US HIGHWAY 93 ALTERNATE IN WEST WENDOVER, NEVADA, GO EAST ON HIGHWAY 80 BUSINESS FOR 0.90 KM (0.56 MI) TO AN OVERHEAD WALKWAY BETWEEN CASINOS (STATE LINE). CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.26 KM (0.16 MI) TO A PAVED ROAD RIGHT. TURN RIGHT, SOUTH, ON FIRST STREET FOR 0.47 KM (0.29 MI) TO RAILROAD TRACKS. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.10 KM (0.06 MI) TO A FENCE CORNER AND THE STATION ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.10 KM (0.06 MI) TO A PAVED ROAD LEFT. TURN LEFT FOR 25 M (82.0 FT) , THEN LEFT AGAIN ACROSS GRADED AREA TO THE STATION. THE STATION MARK IS A STANDARD CGS DISK SET INTO THE TOP OF A 20 CM SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING 2 CM ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS 19.1 M (62.7 FT) NORTHEAST FROM THE CENTER OF THE ROAD, 18.4 M (60.4 FT) WEST-SOUTHWEST FROM A UTILITY POLE WITH METER AND GUY WIRE, 9.7 M (31.8 FT) EAST-NORTHEAST FROM THE FENCE CORNER, 0.5 M (1.6 FT) WEST-SOUTHWEST FROM A WOODEN WITNESS POST, AND 0.4 M (1.3 FT) SOUTH-SOUTHEAST FROM A CARSONITE WITNESS POST SET IN THE PERIMETER FENCE.

10/3/1993 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1993 (GRH) STATION IS LOCATED AT THE NORTH EDGE OF THE OLD WENDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, NOW CITY PROPERTY, ALONG A FENCE NEAR THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A LARGE GRADED AREA, ALONG THE ENTRANCE ROAD TO THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, NEAR THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, T 1 S, R 19 W. OWNERSHIP--CITY OF WENDOVER. TO REACH FROM THE UNDERPASS AT THE JUNCTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 80 AND US HIGHWAY 93 ALTERNATE (EXIT 410) AT WEST WENDOVER, NEVADA, GO SOUTH ON HIGHWAY ALTERNATE 93 ALTERNATE FOR 0.24 KM (0.15 MI) TO A T-ROAD. TURN LEFT, EAST, ON HIGHWAY 93 ALTERNATE AND INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 80 BUSINESS FOR 0.24 KM (0.15 MI) TO HIGHWAY 93 ALTERNATE ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE AHEAD ON HIGHWAY 80 BUSINESS FOR 0.93 KM (0.55 MI) TO AN OVERHEAD WALKWAY BETWEEN CASINOS AT THE STATE LINE. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.26 KM (0.15 MI) TO A CROSS STREET. TURN RIGHT, SOUTH, ON FIRST STREET FOR 0.47 KM (0.30 MI) TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.21 KM (0.15 MI) TO A PAVED ROAD LEFT. TURN LEFT, EAST FOR 25 M, THEN LEFT, NORTH, FOR 0.10 KM (0.05 MI) ACROSS GRADED AREA TO THE NORTH PERIMETER FENCE AND THE STATION. STATION MARK IS A DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 20-CM SQUARE CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 3 CM ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS 19.1 M (62.7 FT) NORTHEAST OF THE ROAD CENTER, 18.4 M (60.4 FT) WEST OF A UTILITY POLE WITH ELECTRIC METER AND A GUY WIRE, 9.7 M (31.8 FT) EAST OF A FENCE CORNER, 0.5 M (1.6 FT) WEST OF A WOOD WITNESS POST, AND 0.4 M (1.3 FT) SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF A FIBERGLASS WITNESS POST IN THE FENCE LINE. DESCRIBED BY G.R.HEID


FOUND DATA
Lat: 40° 43.877'
Long: 114° 02.386'
Alt: 4226

Found on 16 August 2002 at 15:00. We had just visited the Movie Set Cache for Conair (GC4220) and were headed back to the freeway when I saw J334 on the side of the road. The cap was in good condition and easily accessible.

USC&GS Brass Cap marked J334 was found in good condition, easily accessably and readable.