2008-11-15

GT0634 - W 827

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° 09.233
Long: 119° 19.882
Alt: 226

I originally found GT0634 on November 22, 2003.

Found it at 16:00, 15 November 2008 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.

Published NAD83 coordinates were located about 122 feet south-southeasterly of the found 2008 WGS84 coordinates. 2003 WGS84 coordinates are located about 47 feet northeasterly of the found 2008 WGS84 coordinates. 2008 WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2.5 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.


Benchmark coordinates.


The Mefford Air Field hangar.


The Veteran's Memorial B17 Flying Fortress and F4 Phantom as seen from the hangar.

JS4124 - SACRAMENTO STATE CAPITOL DOME

County: SACRAMENTO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 38° 34.599
Long: 121° 29.619
Alt: 0
Designation: SACRAMENTO STATE CAPITOL DOME
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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

1/1/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (WTJ) THE GOLD DOME OF THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITOL. LOCATED AT ABOUT THE CENTER OF SACRAMENTO.

1/1/1966 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 (JJC) THE INTERSECTION STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED BY WTJ IN 1954.

1/1/1970 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (LS) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AND IS THE CENTER OF THE GOLD BALL ON THE TOP OF THE CUPOLA ABOVE THE DOME OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING IN SACRAMENTO, IN THE WEST CENTRAL SECTION OF CAPITOL PARK, BETWEEN 9TH, 15TH, L AND N STREETS.


FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

I "found" this one on a brief visit to the State Capitol on a motorcycle run for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. It's hard to miss. Because I was there for a reason other than benchmarking, I didn't get many pictures or new coordinates. I'll have to revisit the area.

The California State Capitol Building cupola & spire. (Flag at half mast.)


The California State Capitol Building cupola & spire. (Flag at half mast.)


Sculpture on top of the Capitol Building.


Sculpture on top of the Capitol Building.


Kewaneh, Kempco, Fireball, & Laterob in front of the State Capitol Building.