Palo Alto historical tree - Palo Alto, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 26.836 W 122° 10.209
10S E 573402 N 4144814
Quick Description: El Palo Alto is a historical tree and was the campsite for the Portola Group when they found San Francisco Bay. The tree is a California Historical Landmark.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2009 1:31:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM609E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 5

Long Description:
"Documented History (by the NGS)
Unknown by (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1958 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (JCM) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS-- THE STATION IS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF PALO ALTO NEAR THE WEST CITY LIMITS, ABOUT 3/8 MILE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD STATION, 1/10 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE EL CAMINO REAL, AND 100 YARDS NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF PALO ALTO AVENUE AND ALMA STREET. THE STATION IS A REDWOOD TREE ABOUT 7 FEET IN DIAMETER AT THE BASE AND 134 FEET HIGH THAT SETS ON THE SOUTHEAST BANK OF THE SAN FRANCISQUITO CREEK, ABOUT 33 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF THE STREAM, 24 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL OF A RAILROAD TRACK, AND 20 FEET NORTH OF THE EAST CORNER OF A STEEL RAILROAD BRIDGE."
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: None

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: other (not any of the below)

Monumentation type (if other): Tree

County: Palo Alto

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: HT3264

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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