Lat: 36° 51.592
Long: 120° 27.281
Designation: FIREBAUGH MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1943 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 (JCS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE APEX OF THE MUNICIPAL WATER TANK IN THE TOWN OF FIREBAUGH. IT IS LOCATED ON THE E EDGE OF THE TOWN, ABOUT 0.2 MILE E OF THE MAIN INTERSECTION. THE TANK IS ELEVATED, ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH, WOODEN, AND PAINTED SILVER. INTERSECTED FROM MILLER, FIREBAUGH, OXALIS.
1/1/1962 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (JCC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED IN 1943.
1/1/1970 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (LS) THE STATION SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION. THE STEEL SUPPORTING TOWER IS STILL IN PLACE BUT THE WOODEN TANK HAS BEEN REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH A METAL TANK CLOSE TO BUT PROBABLY NOT AT THE SAME EXACT POSITION. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--AT FIREBAUGH
1/1/1971 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (WMJ) THE FIREBAUGH MUNICIPAL WATER TANK 1943 HAS BEEN DESTROYED AND A NEW TANK HAS BEEN BUILT NEAR THE SAME LOCATION.
Lat: 36° 51.595
Long: 120° 27.286
Found it at 15:45, 07 Jan., 2003. Found as described and in good condition at the southeasterly side of 11th Street between P & Q Streets. A cylindrical tank with four legs. It is now painted blue with 'Firebaugh' written on the side.
WGS84 coordinates found by 4 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.