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New Mexico national Society of Professional Engineers Historic marker -- nr Teec Nos Pos AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 36° 59.933 W 109° 02.702
12S E 673957 N 4096534
Quick Description: One of three historic markers erected by the National Society of Professional Engineers at the Four Corners Monument, one each in AZ, NM, and CO, relating the surveying history of this area.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2014 2:03:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMMAPM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker is in the New Mexico section of the Four Corners Monument, in the ring around the central plaza containing the official monument disk.

The marker reads as follows:

"In 1868 US Surveyor Ehud N. Darling surveyed the 37th parallel of latitude to establish he territorial boundary of Colorado and New Mexico. He placed specially marked stones at intervals along the surveyed line that started at the northeast corner of New Mexico and ended 8192 feet west of what is not the Four Corners Monument.
In 1903 US Surveyor Howard B. Carpenter resurveyed the 37th parallel along a technically more precise location, reporting that the new survey line was located significantly north of the line established by Ehud N. Darling in 1868.

Neither a joint resolution of Congress that was vetoed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, nor a lawsuit filed in 1919 succeeded in relocating the established state line as originally monumented by darling, which had been accepted, recognized, and used by citizens and governments as the official Line.

Presented by the National Society of Professional Engineers

Link to History,Plaque or Sign:: [Web Link]

Additional Point: Not Listed

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