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Marker, survey

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Title

Marker, survey

Subject

Exploration and Survey
Landmarks

Description

EXAMPLE OF EARLY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT BY GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT & PRESERVE SURVEY MARKERS IN THE FIELD. THE DESIGN, WEIGHT & WARNING INSCRIBED ON THESE POSTS WERE INTENDED TO DISCOURAGE THE THEFT & VANDALISM OF SURVEYMARKERS. (REF.1, P.12). THE PROBLEMS CONTINUED & WERE LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FURTHER CHANGES IN DESIGN.
TO IDENTIFY THE PRECISE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF A SPECIFIC SITE, AS DETERMINED BY A SURVEYOR.
EXAMPLE OF EARLY STANDARD SURVEY POST INTRODUCED IN 1916. 30,000 OF THESE POSTS WERE PRODUCED, CONSISTING OF A 30-INCH LENGTH OF STANDARD 1-INCH PIPE WITH AN IRON FOOT-PLATE ON BOTTOM & A BRONZE CAP ON TOP. THE POSTS WERE COATED WITH MEXICAN ASPHALTUM & FILLED WITH CONCRETE PRIOR TO ISSUE. DIFFICULT TO REMOVE, THEY WERE ALSO LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE & DECAY THAN THE EARLIER WOOD MARKERS (REF.1, P.12).
*SOURCE: HISTORIC MONUMENTS COMMITTEE, MR. R.O. SEMPER, CHAIRMAN/ POST MOUNTED ON DISPLAY BOARD/ *DIM: GIVEN INCLUDE BOARD; POST L-76.5, D-9.0/ THIS POST WAS FOUND IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK, AB. ORIGINAL SITE OF PLACEMENT IS UNKNOWN/ A CONTRACT WAS ISSUED FOR 30,000 POSTS OF THIS TYPE FOR USE IN THE FIELD DURING 1916. A SECOND CONTRACT WAS LET C.1916 FOR 30,000 SIMILAR POSTS WHICH INCLUDED INSCRIPTION -DOMINION LANDS SURVEY- (REF.1 P.12)/ SEE ALSO 940446-0450/

Date

AFTER 1915
1915
1915

Rights

Government of Canada Open Government Licence http://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada,

Identifier

1973.0692