2004-02-28

GT0827 - VISALIA

County: TULARE
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 19.717
Long: 119° 17.583
Alt: 334.9
Designation: VISALIA
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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

1/1/1958 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 AT VISALIA. AT VISALIA, IN R25E T18S S29, ALONG WEST ACEQUIA STREET, ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN SOUTH LOCUST AND SOUTH COURT STREETS, AT THE POST OFFICE, IN THE TOP OF THE WEST GRANITE WATER COPING, 9.8 FEET WEST OF THE WEST EDGE OF THE NORTH (MAIN) ENTRANCE DOOR, 0.9 FOOT NORTH OF THE NORTH WALL OF THE BUILDING, ABOUT 2 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE TOP GRANITE STEP.

1/5/1998 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1998 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 19.751
Long: 119° 17.576
Alt: 325

Found it at 17:50, 28 February 2004 as described and in good condition.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 210 feet southerly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 5 strong satellites and 0 WAAS satellites. (Mark is directly adjacent to building so satellite reception was poor.)

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The view easterly along the front of the Post Office toward the front door. The mark can be seen on the ledge in front of the building.


The view westerly along the front of the Post Office. The mark can be seen on the ledge in front of the building behind the balustrade.


View of the front door of the US Post Office. The mark is to the right of the door.

2004-02-10

GT1428 - V 366

This mark was originally visited December 21, 2002.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 38.150
Long: 119° 41.167
Alt: 308.2
Designation: V 366
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1959 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 AT FOWLER. AT FOWLER, 0.7 MILE NORTHWEST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD FROM THE STATION, 0.1 MILE NORTHWEST OF THE CROSSING OF ADAMS AVENUE, AT INTERNAL REVENUE BONDED WAREHOUSE NO. 70 OF THE HASLETT WAREHOUSE COMPANY, SET VERTICALLY IN THE SOUTHWEST FACE ON THE NORTHWEST CONCRETE PILLAR OF A BRICK WALL, 61.9 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL OF THE MAIN TRACK, 0.8 FOOT SOUTHEAST OF THE WEST CORNER OF THE BUILDING, ABOUT 4 FEET HIGHER THAN THE TRACK, AND 0.5 FOOT ABOVE A CONCRETE LOADING PLATFORM.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 38.142
Long: 119° 41.236
Alt: NA

Visited the site again as part of an elevation leveling project in Fowler.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


A Surveyor and the benchmark.


A sign on the side of the Hasslet Warehouse (now owned by F.D.S. Mfg. Co. Inc.).


The view northwesterly off the end of the dock. The benchmark can be seen near the bottom of the wall.


The view northwesterly off the end of the dock. The benchmark is set in the wall, near the end of the dock.