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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb4301

Ben Hickok showing his best hole digging form for placing marks. Marks were set in pre-cast concrete monuments that were 4-feet in length in order to get below the frost line and not be subject to heaving in cold weather. Monuments were tapered and set with large end in the ground. Each monument weighed 200 pounds.

Image ID: theb4301, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Michigan, Bad Axe
Photo Date: 1934 May
Photographer: Mr. Benton Hickok


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