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Descriptions and elevations of bench-marks on the Missouri River, etc.-Continued.
On 2-foot elm, on bluff side, 1,500 feet below road from Gillam's
Landing to Grand Pass Church, at head of Grand Pass Lake, Mo.
On 1.7-foot elm, 500 feet from river, 100 feet north of fence between
woods above and fields below, 900 feet below Gillam's Landing, Mo.
On 4.5-foot cotton-wood. 120 feet east from north and south fence be
tween fields and woods, 400 feet from river, 500 feet southeast from
vacant one-story frame house, 2,100 feet above Gillam's Landing, Mo.
On 1.7-foot cotton wood, 130 feet from Cranberry Island Chute, 30
feet below fence between fields above and woods below, 1,050 feet
below White's saw-mill, 1 mile above mouth of chute.
On 1.5-foot elu, 115 feet from high bank of Cranberry Island Chute,
and 1,100 feet below its head, 55 feet west of north and south fence
between woods on west and small clearing on east
On 1.5-foot elm, 350 feet from river, 60 feet above 7-foot fall in ground
three-quarters of a mile above head of Cranberry Island Chute, Mo.
On 1.3-foot oak, at foot of bluff, 1 miles below Waverly, Mo
On 2.7-foot elm, 165 feet from river, at upper edge of timber, 1 mile
below Waverly, Mo....
Equals "B. M. 51" of 1878-northwest corner lower window-sill, west
window, on river side of "Star Mills," a four-story brick on levee,
at Waverly, Mo....
Gauge B. M-On small, round-topped black oak, 15inches diameter,
at foot of bluff, about 2,500 feet above gauge, about 500 feet above
lower edge of first woods above Waverly, Mo
On 2.5-foot twin cottonwood, 110 feet from river, at foot of bluffs,
800 feet below 354.
On 2 foot oak, 75 feet south ▲ 350, 100 feet above mouth of small
On 3-foot black ash, 75 feet from bank, 500 feet from river, 960 feet
below James Bray's house..
On 1.7-foot black walnut, 50 feet from river, on bluff, 1,000 feet above
On 4-foot elm, 125 feet from river, near beginning of timber, just be-
low A 342
"B. M. 49" of 1878-northwest corner of iron door-sill west door, two-
story brick warehouse, at Berlin, Mo.
At Berlin, Mo., on right bank, at foot of bluff, 582 feet N. 87° W.
(mag.) from brick house on bluff, owned by Young E. Gray, 250
feet from river.
Is on left bank, opposite Berlin, Mo., 9,000 feet from left bank of
river, on cast and west county road, on south side of road and
fence, on land of Dr. Sadderfield, 320 feet, S. 35° 30′ E. from house
of N. Edwards, 1,100 feet west of section corner, N. 83° 30' E
On left bank, 12,480 feet from river, on south side of land belonging
to James Long, on north side of east and west road (county), 1.348
feet S. 4° W (mag.) from N. E. corner section 8, T. 51, R. 25, 520 feet
S. 620 W. (mag.) from house of S. Diment, 324 feet easterly from
where the road turns north..
On 2-foot hickory, on bluff side, 50 feet from river, 1,000 feet below
Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt leaded into rock on side of
bluff, about 1,500 feet above 326.
On 5.9-foot cottonwood, 150 fect from river, 250 feet S. E. of A320
On right bank, about 5 miles below Lexington, Mo., in north and
south lane, close to fence on west side, 1.296 feet from river. It
is NE. corner of NW. of NW. 4, section 29, T.
14 miles below where bluff turns back from the river.
On left bank, 4,632 feet from river, and N. 2° 30′ E. (mag.) from $2, on
north and south road leading from river to Harding, Mo., on west
side of road, close to fence, 780 feet N. 9° 30′ W. (mag.) from cor-
ners, sections 14, 15, 22, and 23, 500 feet N. 180 W. (mag.) from D.
W. Noble's house
On 5-foot oak, on bluff side, near house of W. H. Hays, 100 feet above
mouth of creek.
On 1.7-foot maple, lower reference tree of A 314, 100 feet from river.
On 1.7-foot linn, 70 feet from river, 250 feet above mouth of creek,
500 feet above 312.
On 2.5-foot elm, at base of bluff, just east of mouth of small creek,
second reference tree of ▲ 308, 1 mile below Lexington, Mo..
(a) Gauge B. M.-On 2.5-fact elm, on north side of road, 40 feet from
bank, about 100 yards below low-water gauge, and about one-quarter
mile below levee at Lexington, Mo
On right bank at Lexington, Mo., on side of bluff, about 50 feet |
above low-water mark, 175 feet southwest from house owned by
J. S. Walters, 2,070 feet down the river from corner Pine and
Water streets, 210 feet below (down river) from a hub marking
the northeast corner of the laid-out portion of the town of Lexing
ton, Mo. This hub is on section line between sections, 27 and 28
Descritpions and elevations of bench-marks on the Missouri River, etc.—Continued.
On left bank, 5,840 feet from river, and N. 350 W. (mag.) from $2, on
west side of north and south road leading to Lexington, Mo., and
close to fence on east side of land belonging to Captain Rankin,
1,480 feet south of where lane leaves road for Captain Rankin's
house, and 2,780 feet S. 71° 30' E. (mag.) from said house..
On left bank. on continuation of line. and 3, 18,400 feet from river
on north side of east and west road, on south side of and close to fence,
on land belonging to J. F. Barkley, 240 feet N. 89° 30′ W. (mag.) from
a supposed one-quarter post, on west side section 11, and 240 feet S.
51° 30 W. (mag.) of J. F. Barkley's house. House is large two-story
frame. B. M. is 700 feet north of Wabash Railroad track
Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt leaded into rock in point of
bluff on upper side of Rock Road at Ferry Landing, Lexington, Mo. 306.538
"B. M. 46 of 1878-northwest corner door-sill 2-story brick ma-
chine shops, near depot, and adjoining the Excelsior Stove Works,
"B. M. 47" of 1878-northwest corner door-sill small door Excelsior
Stove Works, 14-story brick on levee, Lexington, Mo..
"B. M. 48" of 1878-northwest corner door-sill, main entrance to Lex-
ington City Mills, 3-story brick
On the top, southeast corner, of cut rock, of which the south face
measures 3.9 feet by 2.15 feet, and bears the inscription, "Crump &
Hackett, 1858," set near top of masonry and directly over arch on
north side of rock bridge across Graham's Branch, three-quarters
of a mile above Lexington depot. A cross (+) is cut in the south
face of the stone, its center .083 foot below the bench
192 (274) On 1.3-foot hard maple, on foot of bluff, 180 feet south of Missouri
Pacific Narrow Gauge Railroad, 100 feet west of lane running south
200 feet northwest of one-story log dwelling of George Heinkel, 2
miles, by railroad, above Lexington, Mo
193 (273) Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt leaded into cropping ledge
of hard rock, northwest exposure, 18 feet south of railway, 75 feet
above water-tank, 200 feet from river, three-quarters of a mile above
head of "Lexington Bottom," 3 miles above Lexington, Mo...
194 (272) Cross (+) cut into top, at northwest corner, of rock abutment at east
end of wagon bridge across creck, one-half mile above foot of Wolf
On 3-foot red elm, 200 feet from river, 60 feet northeast of railroad,
90 feet from foot of bluff, in wagon road, 13 miles below Welling.
On right bank, one-half mile below Wellington, Mo., at a point
where the bluff leaves the river, opposite head of Wolf Island, on
south side of fence, 50 feet south of Missouri Pacific Railroad track,
and 250 feet west (up river) from trestle bridge....
On left bank, on land owned by William Burnett, on south side of
fence, on south side of east and west road, in an orchard, 340 feet
east of lane running north from road, about one-quarter mile east of
graveyard, and one-half mile east of a church. It is 2 miles N. 22°
E. (mag.) from $4
Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt leaded into northeast ex-
posure of cropping sand-stone ledge, 60 feet from river, 45 feet from
railroad, and 12 feet below its level, 120 feet above ruins of stone
warehouse, 1,200 feet below Wellington Flour Mills.
"B. M. 43" of 1878-top of red saud-stone of which the north face
measures 10 by 17 inches, in northeast corner, near top of founda-
tion of Wellington Flour Mills
197 (269) On 2-foot oak, on side of bluff, west of creek, between creek and
wagon road, 130 feet south of narrow gauge railway, 200 feet from
river, one-quarter mile above depot at Wellington, Mo.
198 (268) On 1.7-foot red elm, 40 feet from high-water bank, 1,500 feet from edge
of shore bar, in clump of timber 2 miles above foot of bottom above
199 (267) On 2.5-foot cottonwood, on edge of bank behind large shore bar, one-
half mile from river, on line between cottonwood timber on the
north and field on the south, 14 miles below old town of Camden, Mo. 282.384
On 1.2-foot cottonwood, on south side of small clearing, 550 feet above
A264. opposite the old town of Camden, Mo..
Cross (+) cut into top of west abutment, about 4 feet south of track,
of 75-foot trestle across creek near Coal Mine No. 5, Camden, Mo.
The bridge is numbered 715
"B. M. 42" of 1878-on extreme northeast corner of top of bridge-seat,
west abntment of above bridge..
"B. M. 41" of 1878-on extreme southeast corner of above bridge-seat.
On right bank, opposite Camden, Mo., 5,330 feet from river, on north
side of east and west road running from Napoleon to Wellington,
Mo., inside of fence inclosing land belonging to F. H. Casteel, 155
feet east of school-house, 1.030 feet west of Union Church, bearing
of line to, N. 28° 15′ W. (mag.).
Descriptions and elevations of bench-marks on the Missouri River, etc.—Continued.
On left bank, at Camden, Mo., 300 feet from river, in southeast corner
of yard of R. A. Prichard, facing on the main street, 300 feet north-
east from Wabash Railroad Depot..
On 1.8-foot elm, on right bank of slough, behind willow tow-head, just
above present town of Camden, Mo., 200 feet northwest of one-story
frame house, 700 feet above mouth of chute
On 2-foot cottonwood, on high-water bank one-quarter mile from river,
behind willow and cottonwood island tow-head, 250 feet east of one-
story log house of Morris Barnes, 2 miles above mouth of chute, 24
miles above Camden, Mo.....
On 2.3-foot linn, 220 feet from river, on upper side of shallow dry
slough, 2 miles below Napoleon, Mo.; about one-half mile below
upper edge of woods..
On 3.5-foot honey locust, 270 feet from river, on riverward edge of
clump of timber, 1 mile below Napoleon, Mo..
At Napoleon, Mo., on right bank, at foot of bluff, 220 feet southwest
from railroad depot, 250 feet from river..
On left bank, opposite Napoleon, Mo., N. 7° E. (mag.) from $8, and
4,186 feet from river, on north side of section 17 (reported to be
within 10 feet of one-quarter post) in northwest corner of field be-
Gordon, and on south side of east and west road... 283.626
On continuation of line to , 2 miles from river, on north side of
section 8, 300 feet east of one-quarter mile post, 15 feet east of three-
pronged sycamore tree, 63 feet diameter..
206 (260) Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt leaded into north face,
west side, of stone culvert under railroad, 250 feet above depot at
207 (259) On 3.8-foot cottonwood, 70 feet north of foot of bluff, 450 feet from
river, 240 feet southwest of one-story frame house of Theodore Whit-
son, 1 mile above Napoleon, Mo..
On 2.8-foot cottonwood, in scattering cottonwood timber and brush,
200 feet south of saw-mill owned by C. S. Hayes, 50 feet southwest
of wagon road, one-quarter mile from river, about 34 miles above
On 2.4-foot cottonwood, forked 8 feet from ground, 250 feet south
of one-story log and frame house of J. P. Shipley, three-quarters of a
mile from river, 4 miles above Napoleon, Mo.
Cross (+) cut into top of stone foundation at northwest corner of 21-
story brick house owned by Captain Kinney, near ▲ 226; 5 miles
above Napoleon, Mo...
On right bank, at "Mathew's Landing," in southwest corner of Mary
E. O'Donnell's garden, and 160 feet S. 25° W. (mag.) from her house,
a two-story brick house, formerly owned by Mathews....
On left bank, 3,116 feet from river, magnetic bearing of line to 7.
N. 38° E. Is close to fence on east side of road, and 198 feet S. 57°
30 W. (mag.) from H. B. McMullen's house
On 2.9-foot black oak, 160 feet from river, 30 feet from foot of bluff,
on timbered flat, one-half mile above B. M. 210
On 2.2-foot cottonwood, on fence line between fields on west and woods
on east, 280 feet from river, 500 feet above A 222, 14 miles below Sib.
On 1.3-foot elm, on side of bluff, east side wagon road, 250 feet from
river, one-half mile below Sibley, Mo.
Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt set into northeast exposure
of hard rock cropping from foot of bluff at lower end of bar above
Sibley, Mo.; 300 feet from river, 300 feet above 216, 150 feet north
of two-story frame dwelling of Charles and Thomas Spencer.
Mr. O. Chanute's H., W. of 1844, at Sibley, Mo., at "Half Brick
On southwest side of 1-foot cottonwood, 340 feet from river, on edge
of bench between cottonwood flat and the large willow bar imme
diately above Sibley, Mo.; vicinity of A 212..
On right bank, 2,800 feet north of bridge over small creek running
along near foot of bluff, just above Sibley, Mo. B. M. is on west
side of north and south county road, close to fence..
On left bank, one-half mile below Hull's Point, in southeast corner
of yard around William T. Gryder's house, about one-quarter mile
south of county road (east and west). Bearing of line to, S.
19 W. (mag.). Distance on line to river, 2,410 feet.
On 1.6-foot elm, 400 feet from river, at fence between field on east and
woods on west, just below foot of long-shore bar, 2 miles above
Sibley, Mo.; vicinity of R. B. 3, of 208......
On 2.4-foot white elm, on edge of bench, between fields and cotton.
wood flat, 400 feet from river, 80 feet west of 1-story log house, 600
feet above 200, 12, 500 feet below mouth of Little Blue River
On north side of 2.7-foot sycamore, 249 feet from river, 100 feet from
foot of bluff, 160 feet southwest of site of old mill or warehouse,
now removed 13 miles below mouth of Little Blue River........... 303, 111 352 8
Descriptions and elevations of bench-marks on the Missouri River, etc.-Continued.
219 (247) On south side of 2-foot shellbark hickory, 450 feet from river, 300 feet west of 1-story frame store building, 3 miles below Missouri City, Mo
On west side of 2.6-foot cottonwood, at foot of old river bank, be-
tween narrow belt of timber on east and fields on west, 250 feet
from river, 60 feet northeast of 1-story log house of Charles R.
Cole, 14 miles below Missouri City, Mo
"B. M. 36" of 1878-top of foundation at southwest corner of 3-story
frame grist-mill, near depot, Missouri City, Mo. Bench marked
with a cross (+).
Equals "B, M. 35" of 1878-cross (+) cut into top of water-table at
southeast corner of 2-story brick standing at northwest corner of
Water and Doniphan streets, Missouri City, Mo....
B. M. 34" of 1878-on top of stone work at southeast corner 2-
story brick public-school building on north side of Water street,
Missouri City, Mo..
On 1.6-foot cottonwood, 20 feet west of lane, 40 feet from edge of high
bank, 150 feet from edge of cottonwood flat. 600 feet from river.
about one-eighth mile above Missouri City, Mo. (on right bank of
On 1.7-foot cottonwood, on east side of lane, 3,100 feet south of river,
opposite Missouri City, Mo., 800 or 900 feet from river, westward.. 306. 158
On right bank, opposite Missouri City, Mo., 14,035 feet from river.
Is on land of John Sullivan, on north side of fence along north side
of east and west section road. 1,050 feet east of John Sullivan's
house, and 70 feet west of post on south side of section No. 25
(Sullivan's statement taken for location of post), and 2,472 feet
east of northeast corner, section No. 35
On right bank, 8,320 feet from river. Is on the farm of John Hiffner,
on south side of fence on north side of east and west road, 660 feet
N. 78° 45′ E. from "Wapsey" school-house..
On left bank at Missouri City, Mo., in southwest corner of H. B. Gil-
lam's front yard, on Main street, 250 feet east of the Methodist
On northwest side of 4.5-foot cottonwood, the center tree of three
large cottonwoods standing in fields, one-quarter mile from river,
on west side of wagon road running south from Missouri City, Mo..
at offset in the road to the west; 600 feet southwest of 1-story log
house in grove of walnut trees east of road; about 2 miles south of
Missouri City, Mo.
225 (241) On 1.8-foot hackberry, in north and south lane, 300 feet southeast of
house occupied by Parson Phelps, owned by Wilder Roberts; 360
feet from river, 31 miles above Missouri City, Mo..
226 (240) On 3-foot elm, on line between fields westward and woods eastward, 800 feet from river, one-half mile below foot of Blue Mills Island, 1,600 feet from river by timber line, 4 miles above Missouri City, Mo.; vicinity R. B. 6, A 174..
On 2-foot black walnut, in field, 10 feet south of east and west fence,
100 feet southeast of 1-story log house, 500 feet from foot of bluff,
opposite head of Blue Mills Island; vicinity of A172...
Is on right bank, at foot of bluff, 1,360 feet below old store-house at
Blue Mills Landing, Mo., 100 feet from river....
Blue Mills Landing. 228 (238)
On left bank, 2,350 feet from river, N. 14° W. (Mag.) from 20. It is
at junction of north and south road with east and west lane, on
east side of road, and south side of lane ..
"B. M. 33" of 1878-top of rock ledge at northeast corner of old mill
at Blue Mills Landing, Mo. Point marked with a cross (+)..
Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt leaded into northern face,
6.5 feet from eastern, and 7.1 feet below upper edge, of projecting
ledge of hard rock, on which rests the north end of old mill at Blue
Mills Landing, Mo
229 (237) On 2.9-foot honey locust, 30 feet east of north and south fence, 150
feet east of line between field westward and woods eastward, 100
feet from foot of bluff, three-eighths mile from river, and 14 miles
above Blue Mills Landing, Mo.
230 (236) On 1.9-foot sycamore, on southwestern edge of belt of timber bordering river below Liberty Landing, Mo., about 1 miles from the extremity of the right bank point
"B. M. 32" of 1878-on 2-foot cottonwood, forked 12 feet above the
ground, on edge of bank, one-fourth mile above Liberty Landing,
On 2.5-foot cottonwood, 700 feet east of river, on right bank of slough,
1,600 feet from extremity of point opposite Liberty Landing, Mo..
On 1.6-foot elm, in cleared land, about 700 feet from edge of woods
eastward, 700 feet from woods northward, 1,300 feet from river
(westward). 600 feet northeast of house and barn partially wrecked
by floods, 31 miles below Wayne City, Mo
233 (233) On 1.8-foot walnut, on west side of north and south lane, 2,000 feet
from river, 450 feet northeast of house of Thomas Smith, 1,000 feet
north of foot of bluff, 13 miles below Wayne City, Mo
Descriptions and elevations of bench-marks on the Missouri River, etc.—Continued.
234 (232) Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt set into bowlder of hard rock, lying on south side of wagon road, under fence, 1,200 feet below Wayne City, Mo. The bowlder is about 14 feet long, 8 feet wide, 5 feet thick; the bench is 4 feet from its east end and 2 feet below its top, on its northern face
Wayne City. "B. M. 31" of 1878-on foundation course of masonry at northeast
corner of 2-story building, of which the first story is rock, the sec-
ond frame, at Wayne City or Independence Landing, Mo
On right bank, at Wayne City, Mo., about 2,000 feet below the pump.
ing station, Independence Water Works, 170 feet from river, and
about 25 feet below ruins of old "Steam-boat Hotel"
On left bank, 7,070 feet from river, opposite Wayne City, Mo.. and
N. 56° 15′ W. (Mag.) from 7. Is close to and on east side of north
and south line of fence between farms of Clinton and
Fenie; is on east side of Clinton's farm. B. M. is 5 feet south of
a low Elm tree, 2 feet diameter.
71 3 Minnieville.
235 (231) 236 (230) 237 (229)
Is at Minnieville, Mo., on the Wabash Railroad, 500 feet northwest
of track. Is in southwest corner of J. W. Spratley's farm, 21 feet
west of a point, shown by residents, as SW. cor. Sec. 1, T. 50, R. 32..
On 3,5-foot elm, on side of Bluff, 14 miles above Wayne City, Mo......
On 1.4-foot sycamore, on side of bluff, 70 feet from river, 1 mile below
mouth of Big Blue River, 23 miles above Wayne City, Mo.
On 1.5-foot elm, 30 feet from west bank of Rock Creek, 150 feet from
river, one-fourth mile below Big Blue River...
"B. M. 28" of 1878-on 1 foot hackberry, reference tree to A 130..
On 4.1-foot cottonwood, 260 feet from river, 500 feet above line be-
tween woods on the west and fields on the east, 200 feet below A
130, 14 miles above mouth of Big Blue River...
On right bank, opposite Randolph Bluff, 5,930 feet from river, 8 teet
west of corner of junction of east and west and north and south
roads. North side of east and west road and west side of north
and south road. Lizzie Wright's house is N. 65° E. (Mag.) and
120 feet distant...
On left bank, at Randolph Bluff, 970 feet up-stream from center line
of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railroad Bridge, and 25
feet toward river from Wabash Railroad track..
On 3-foot elm, 480 feet east of 2-story frame dwelling of George
Threkel, one-half mile from river, 3 miles below Kansas City, Mo.. 324. 259
Cross (+) cut into top of stone foundation, on north side, 2.5 feet
from northwest corner of 1-story brick fermenting house of Kan-
sas City Distilling Company, 14 miles below Kansas City Bridge.. 328. 641
Cross (+) cut into top of stone foundation, at northeast corner of 4-
story brick grist-mill, called "Zenith Mills," 1 mile below Kansas
242 (224) Equals "B. M. 26" of 1878-cross cut into top of stone step at southeast corner of 3-story brick on northwest corner of First and Main streets, Kansas City, Mo.....
243 (223) Kansas City. 244 (222)
Horizontal furrow in head of copper bolt leaded into north face, near
east end, of south abutment of Kansas City Bridge...
Equals B. M. 24" of 1878-point of arrow head engraved on south
side of first pier north of south_abutment of Kansas City Bridge,
and marked (erroneously) "High water of 1844
On right bank, at Kansas City, Mo., 50 feet east of shore pier of Kan.
sas City Railroad bridge, and 10 feet from river bank..
Is about one-half mile north of Harlem, opposite Kansas City, Mo.,
50 feet east of track of Kansas City, Saint Joseph and Council
Bluff Railroad, 70 feet east of water-tank, close to, and on east side
of right of way fence. Distance from river, 3,460 feet..
Is on continuation of line 32 to 3, 2,835 feet from 3, close to and on
south side of fence on south side of east and west road, 300 feet N.
76° 45′ E. (Mag.) from William Parker's house, and 480 feet east of
Equals "B. M. 23" of 1878-cross (+) cut into top of foundation at
northwest corner of Union Elevator, Kansas City, Mo
Cross (+) cut into top of coping, at its northern extremity, of first
pier east of west abutment of wagon bridge across Kaw River at
Cross (+) cut into top of stone water-table on north side, near north-
east corner, of two-story brick on southwest corner of Third street
and Minnesota avenue, Wyandotte, Kans. The rod must be held
against the wall, the bench being the top of the bevel.
On outer edge, next to corner stone pillar, of iron door-sill on south
side next to southwest corner of two-story brick on northeast cor-
ner Third street and Minnesota avenue, Wyandotte, Kans...
On south side of 3-foot sycamore, 50 feet from edge of high bank. 75
feet east of railroad, 85 feet from foot of bluff, threee-quarters mile
from river, 18 miles above Wyandotte, Kans....