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Wow, that's a great monument!
One of the things i find interesting about surveying is that you sometimes find monuments and other evidence which are a century old or even older.
Matt, that's a great example. I think it is the first U.S. Public Land Survey Monument Record "dossier", "tie-sheet" ever shared on LSU. Can you post it in .jpg?
It is always a treat to find evidence that is a century old. In a hundred years from now, in 2111, my "footsteps" should be as easily retraced.
For those of us who do not know, BT means Bearing Tree. A bearing tree is a tree near the corner that has been marked and has been documented as such, with a direction and distance to the true corner.
As the stone was tipped, but two BTs remained, I actually set a rod from the Bts that fit the base of the stone. So, there is a rod below the stone that rings out very nice.
I actually had to rake leaves for a bit and cut out some fallen trees to get the stone once i found and figured out the BTs and their orientation:
Probably spent the better part of a morning figuring it out. This is a great opportunity for me to post a document; I will throw a .PDF of the tie sheet up in a little while.
Awesome. I have not found one like this yet. I wish all the stone monuments in Wisconsin could be so obvious. Did you place a magnet there? I like to place magnets at stone monuments so that I can find them again with a metal detector. I have yet to find a good stone finder manufacturer.
Wow! Thank you for sharing this picture.. :)
The stone was found as set by a County Surveyor in the early 1900s along with two bearing trees still standing. He made a nice cut in the stone. Here is another shot of it lying down, as I found it tipped:
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