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- MemberApril 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm
Reminds me of an ad that used to run in ENR for a GP company (I think) about knowing what’s down there. Amongst the dinosaur bones, trasure chests and other stuff was a 55 Gal drum with the letter “MMY HOF”.
- MemberApril 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm
So, that’s why some surveyors don’t use a shovel… they are Skeered of what they might find down there!!
I once retraced a surveyor, who called for a 40 corner down in Arkadelphia. I first had a fuss with the hwy dpt, as I was going to open the street. After the AHTD engineer said to give me the cool mix asphalt, I went to work. I dug out an old WATER valve, which another surveyor had called a 40 corner.
I am for digging.
- MemberApril 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm
I was checking for a corner yesterday. Was hoping to find something. The only problem was the magnetic locator found three. So now I got to sort that out.
Also had a lady come out of her house and chastise me for working on Sunday. It wan’t my mother either.
- MemberApril 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm
Unexploded Ordnance…my favorite..
Here’s a photo of a nose cone from some sort of all ready exploded bomb me and my dog found surveying while out in the Naval Air station at Fallon, Nevada… it lies on her grave now with other assorted surveying finds …
- MemberApril 2, 2013 at 12:41 am
YEp, we found where the Army had buried all their mortar rounds after WWII! YIKE! Turned out they were parctice rounds with no explosives in them!
- MemberApril 2, 2013 at 4:39 am
On the outside of the bend in most every sharp corner of rural roads there is a heap of buried beer cans back to the day of no tab cans. Below that level is broken glass.
- MemberApril 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm
It’s a good thing they are on the outside of the curve. All that “noise” will lead you to the original stone set by the Gubmit surveyors as it is always on the outside of the curve. The path will straighten over time away from the sharp bend.
- MemberApril 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm
We were surveying the wetlands for the third runway at SeaTac Airport. I Walked into a backyard; just off the deck, the ground cover was low brush and thin berry vines. I felt something crunching under my feet. I kicked a hole and found it was beer cans. Further excavation revealed it was 3-4 feet thick over about a 10 foot circle. My guess was; a lot of beer had been drunk on that deck…..I hope everyone has a great day; I know I will!
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