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As others here have noted in other threads Corps of Engineering disks are often located along waterways or other Corps engineering projects which would explain it's location next to the bridge and river. This section of the FAQ gives reasons why a mark would not be in the Geocaching.com database: http://www.geocaching.com/mark/#whynotin

 

By the way, looked at your photostream on Flickr and noticed the graveyard photos. What's the story behind it? Kind of unusual monuments, almost pre-historic looking.

 

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....noticed the graveyard photos. What's the story behind it? Kind of unusual monuments, almost pre-historic looking.

 

Say, since today was the Winter Solstice, did anyone go out there at Noon to see if the Sun created a light beam along the axis of the monuments?

 

A "Dagger of Light" in the right spot might be an indication that Winter is over the hump and the days will be getting longer. :laughing:

 

-Paul-

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As others here have noted in other threads Corps of Engineering disks are often located along waterways or other Corps engineering projects which would explain it's location next to the bridge and river. This section of the FAQ gives reasons why a mark would not be in the Geocaching.com database: http://www.geocaching.com/mark/#whynotin

 

By the way, looked at your photostream on Flickr and noticed the graveyard photos. What's the story behind it? Kind of unusual monuments, almost pre-historic looking.

 

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These are in a cemetary in Wattsville, Alabama. Some of the graves date back to the 1820's. There is a multi cache there that I found. It really is a very unique place.

 

GC1JW9R is the cache if you want to take a look at it.

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Lots of Corps of Engineers survey disks are only put in for district projects and are not intended for the public domain. They have meaning to the Engineer district but its of little value to them to share this information with those that do not need to know. You have to seek them out and ask for the information and if they deem appropriate they will share.

 

Many years ago we were doing a route survey (new highway) thru a national forest near the Soo Locks. In the course of our field work we discovered a few C of E marks that local pointed out to us. The only place that had info was at the locks and we had to contact them and justify our need for the information. They allowed us access to the information, elevations.

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