2003-11-22

GT0634 - W 827

EDIT: This benchmark was revisited November 15, 2008.

County: TULARE
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 09.217
Long: 119° 19.867
Alt: 267.8
Designation: W 827
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1947 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1954 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 4.2 MI SE FROM TULARE. 3.9 MILES SOUTH ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT TULARE, THENCE 0.3 MILE EAST ALONG AVENUE 200 (26 E), AT THE FARM AIR COMPANY AIRPORT (FORMERLY TULARE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT), AT THE HANGAR, IN THE TOP AND NEAR THE WEST END OF THE CONCRETE BASE FOR THE HANGAR -DOOR STEEL SLIDE CHANNEL, 13.1 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE HANGAR, AND 1.2 FEET EAST OF THE WEST SIDE OF THE DOOR JAM. NOTE-- LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, T 20 S, R 24 E.

1/1/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 09.239
Long: 119° 19.876
Alt: NA

Found it at 16:00, 22 November 2003 as described and in good condition. The hangar is no longer in use, but remains as a prominent piece of the landscape and area history.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 145 feet south-southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 5 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite. (Proximity to the hangar made satellite lock difficult.)

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


View of the left side of the hangar door. The benchmark is located on the concrete apron near the side of the door.


The Mefford Field hangar. The benchmark is located on the concrete apron near the left side of the door.


The Tulare County Veteran's Memorial F4 Phantom.


The Tulare County Veteran's Memorial B17 Flying Fortress.

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