L 281

NGS PID:
LY1604
Coordinates:
N 41.336233° W 75.551433°
Location:
Elevation:
1752.48 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1961
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of May 16, 2003

This was another mark I spotted from the car while driving by. I turned around as soon as I could and parked nearby. While the surroundings have changed since the description was written, the mark is still in place and is in very good condition (the south side of the highway remains undeveloped at this location). It's my educated guess that this '281' series of benchmarks was used in the construction of the nearby Interstate highways. There's plenty of fascinating history here, and where would we geocachers and benchmark hunters be without the Interstates?

(By the way, sometimes I think I should wear a sign saying “No, my car's not broken down” when I hunt roadside benchmarks.)

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