URBAN

NGS PID:
LY1199
Coordinates:
N 41.359667° W 75.379363°
Location:
Elevation:
1390.42 ft.
Type:
Triangulation Station Disk
Setting:
Boulder
Year Established:
1959
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of May 3, 2014

What better way to complete a day of hiking (at Bruce Lake) and eating (at Der Jaeger) than with a tri-station search? There's just something amusing about finding a station called URBAN right next to a barn. (Yes, I assume this station is named for a previous landowner and not meant as a description of the surrounding countryside, but what fun is that.)

The station mark is situated as described, except that state highway 90 is now PA Route 191. The original witness post is still in place. RM 1 was not found. We found indications of a culvert at approximately the correct distance from the station but it appears to be more modern than the standard rock culvert style, and is mostly covered with a thick layer of soil and gravel. RM 2 was an easy find on the opposite side (southwest) of Route 191. The disk is set into a concrete monument just a few inches from the corner of a barn. It was covered with a thin layer of soil and grass that was easily removed. The azimuth mark was not searched for, as it was noted as destroyed in the 1974 recovery.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

The station and reference mark 2 were recovered in good condition as described. Reference mark 1 was not found. The azimuth mark was confirmed destroyed in 1974. A standard metal witness post marks the site of the station.

NGS Triangulation Station Disk URBAN
NGS Triangulation Station Disk URBAN
Eyelevel view of the disk set into the boulder.
Eyelevel view of the disk set into the boulder.
Proximity of the mark to the still-standing witness sign.
Proximity of the mark to the still-standing witness sign.
Looking E across Route 191 toward the mark.
Looking E across Route 191 toward the mark.
Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
URBAN AZ MK Not Found Unknown (Not Found)
URBAN RM 1 Not Found Unknown (Not Found)
URBAN RM 2 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk URBAN RM 2