This is alot of history you have documented! I find it interesting how they all look a little different. Some have names of peaks and elevations, others don't. Love the album!
I'm addicted to the benchmarks found on summits. I'm always sad when I find the central one missing or I've climbed a peak that doesn't have one at all. Registers are next on what I look for when I hit a summit, especially on mountains that see few visitors. Another SP member and I found a register on a peak in Idaho that went back into the 1940's. That was cool. Thanks for checking out the album, I'm glad you liked it.
Hey Dean, I just saw this page. Pretty cool. I'm sure the USGS also appreciates the "visual record."
I have a goal to visit the westernmost, easternmost, southernmost, etc. benchmarks in WA. Some are fairly hard to get to.
Is this page just a personal collection or can others upload to it?
Paul, glad you like benchmarks too. I like putting the state abbreviation in parentheses as it helps in giving a feel for where the benchmark is located. Take care.
I uploaded one (upload #300, heh heh) for the Red Mountain west of downtown Las Vegas.
As an experiment I retrieved the datasheet from the USGS BM datasheet database. Unfortunately (for us), we can't link to a record in their database. So I pasted it into the caption.
To get the formatting correct and readable in the caption, the following HTML programming was done: