68-eldo Posted August 26, 2006 Share Posted August 26, 2006 I was born in Boulder Co. and my grandmother lived on 9th St. just north of Baseline Rd. I have always been curious about the name of the road. I figured it had something to do with surveying the area. After reading about the Wheeler monuments and the Transcontinental Triangulation threads I got even more curious about it and its history. So I went to Google maps and looked at it. I clicked on the west end and found it is on the 40th parallel. Now I am certain it was used in the early survey of Colorado. The west end of Baseline Rd. appears to be at 40.000005,-105.289514. The east end seems to be at 40.000515,-104.609424. Does anybody have any information about this road and what its roll in the survey of Colorado was? Any suggestions on where I can look for the information. I looked at holograph’s Wiki but that list the Transcontinental Triangulation which seems to be based on the 39th parallel. Thanks for any help. Quote Link to comment
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