2003-01-12

HR0481 - C 247

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 37° 06.250
Long: 119° 30.183
Alt: 2240.5
Designation: C 247
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: in a boulder
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1943 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 2.7 MI N FROM AUBERRY. 2.7 MILES NORTH ALONG THE NORTH FORK ROAD FROM THE POST OFFICE AT AUBERRY, FRESNO COUNTY, 25 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, AND IN THE TOP OF A LARGE BOULDER. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED C 247 1935.

1/1/1978 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1978 AUBERRY POST OFFICE, 0.45 MI. NORTH OF, ALONG AUBERRY RD., THENCE 2.55 MI. NW ALONG POWERHOUSE RD. 34 FT. SOUTH OF NORTH END OF WOODEN FENCE, 27 FT. WEST OF CENTERLINE OF RD., 10 FT. EAST OF FENCE, ABOUT 4 FT. HIGHER THAN CENTERLINE OF RD. IN A LARGE BOULDER. A STANDARD TABLET STAMPED C 247 1935.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 37° 06.254
Long: 119° 30.226
Alt: NA

Found it at 16:50, 12 Jan., 2003. Found it as described and in good condition.

WGS84 coordinates found by 4.5 minute occupation with 6 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark in its granite setting and the GPSr.

HR0914 - 2005

THIS MARK WAS NOT FOUND

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 37° 04.850
Long: 119° 29.167
Alt: 2008.6
Designation: 2005
Marker Type: survey 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)
Unknown by USGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1943 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 0.3 MI N FROM AUBERRY. 0.3 MILE NORTH ALONG THE NORTH FORK ROAD FROM THE POST OFFICE AT AUBERRY, FRESNO COUNTY, 75 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF A ROAD LEADING TO HUNTINGTON LAKE, 40 FEET EAST OF BIG SANDY GRADE SCHOOL, AND 4 FEET NORTH OF AN ANGLE IN THE FENCE LINE. A UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STANDARD DISK, STAMPED 2005 AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 37° 04.821
Long: 119° 29.166
Alt: NA

Both roads mentioned in the description, and the intersection of them have been moved since 1943, and the old schoolhouse no longer exists. Evidence of the old roadbeds, and the steps to the school and the building pad still remain but are difficult to locate exactly. It is difficult to say if this benchmark still exists without some additional research and detective work.

A USGS benchmark was found in the area loosly matching the description, however it does NOT match the description of the benchmark itself. I believe this was a reset of the first, although the designations are different. This on is stamped '2006 feet', '66 KSM', '1947'. I have been unable to find any description of this cap.

Benchmark detail. USGS mark stamped '2006 feet, 66 KSM, 1947'.


USGS mark stamped '2006 feet, 66 KSM, 1947'.


Down in a hole.


View northwesterly. The walkway to the old school can be seen in the top left of the image.


View westerly. The steps to the old school can be seen just behind the hole and the witness post.


View southerly toward the new Auberry Elementary School.