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1857 Nebraska GLO Stones

Discussion in 'General Land Surveying' started by J. Penry, May 10, 2013.

  1. J. Penry

    J. Penry 5-Year Member

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    We recovered these two GLO stones set in September 1857 by U. S. Deputy Surveyor John B. Gridley. The first is the E 1/4 of 22-11N-6E of 6PM, and the second is the SE of 22-11N-6E of 6PM. Both marked.

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    4 Notches (North Side)

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    2 Notches (East Side)

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    2 Notches (South Side)

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    4 Notches (West Side)
     
  2. DEREK G. GRAHAM OLS OLIP

    DEREK G. GRAHAM OLS OLIP 5-Year Member

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    JP-

    Fascinating !

    How do you know where to look in the middle of roadways ?

    You musty have very gentle graders in you neck of the woods.

    Cheers,

    Derek
     
  3. Holy Cow

    Holy Cow 5-Year Member

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    Dug up a stone today. However, I had been there 15 years ago and had set an iron bar along the east side of it, but, several inches below the top of the stone, to allow general location of the stone with a metal detector. Found the little divot we had made all those years ago to mark our opinion of the corner.
     
  4. J. Penry

    J. Penry 5-Year Member

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    This county has maintained excellent records, so I am able to typically research back to the 1870's to figure what should be there and where. At most locations there has usually been some sort of iron placed nearby. Unfortunately some new corners have been proportioned in when the stones are still there.
     
  5. MightyMoe

    MightyMoe 4-Year Member

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    Nice finds!

    Those stones are so well marked!
     
  6. three.rivers

    three.rivers 2-Year Member

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    I thought it was illegal to look for section corner and 1/4 corners in Nebraska.
    Only the county surveyor could.

    Straighten me out on this rule.
     
  7. Pablo

    Pablo 4-Year Member

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    Man that's one nice post hole digger. Where'd you git it!

    Pablo B-)
     
  8. survbob

    survbob 2-Year Member

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    > We recovered these two GLO stones set in September 1857 by U. S. Deputy Surveyor John B. Gridley. The first is the E 1/4 of 22-11N-6E of 6PM, and the second is the SE of 22-11N-6E of 6PM. Both marked.


    Why did you move them?
     

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