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My previous post about the book on benchmark hunting in Yellowstone generated some interest, so I thought I would share the following books as well. Does anyone know of other books of interest to benchmark hunters (especially in the U.S.)?

 

Johns, Brian D. 2010. Boise Benchmarking: Using Your GPS Device to Explore the Treasure Valley. CreateSpace Independent Publishing.

http://www.amazon.com/Boise-Benchmarking-Device-Explore-Treasure/dp/1452820376/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360356503&sr=1-1&keywords=bench+marks+boise

 

Rushing, Rhonda. 2006. Lasting Impressions: A Glimpse into the Legacy of Surveying, Vol. 1. Berntsen International Inc.

http://www.amazon.com/Lasting-Impressions-Glimpse-Legacy-Surveying/dp/0976504383/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360357407&sr=1-3&keywords=surveying+markers

 

Atwood, Kay. 2008. Chaining Oregon: Surveying the Public Lands of the Pacific Northwest, 1851-1855. McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company.

http://www.amazon.com/Chaining-Oregon-Kay-Atwood/dp/0939923203

 

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Not a full book, but a great pamphlet with illustrations of early marks, techniques and equipment.

 

Nebraska's Early Geodetic Surveys

 

Square Nail gave me a copy shortly after I started Benchmarking in late 2008 and I immediately got hooked on chasing after the 500 plus Missouri River Commission (MORC) Triangulation Stations and Bench Marks in Montana.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA MORC

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Also covered, and of particular interest to me, was the very short lived 'State Survey' project under the Civil Works Administration in 1933-34. Many states have some of these that have a PID, and many more that were set but never surveyed in. Interestingly, Oregon has a large number of them with PID's; but they are impossible to filter out of GSAK.

 

OREGON 'STATE SURVEY'

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These little imperfections add to the challenge of Benchmarking. kayakbird

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