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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb4308

Mark setter's truck, No. 242, nicknamed "Black Maria" as it was similar to a police paddy-wagon which were given that name in the 1930's. Bench mark crew members would ride on benches in back during moves. Headaches were common for the crew after a long move as exhaust fumes would fill the back end. Back end couldn't be closed because of level rod box.

Image ID: theb4308, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Ohio, Bluffton
Photo Date: 1934 August
Photographer: Mr. Benton Hickok


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