Langlade County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: October 2005
I saw from reports that nobody could find the benchmark by the tower.
I visited the tower two weeks ago and found the benchmark (or at least what I
think is the BM). I found a broken concrete monument, a portion protruding
about 2-3 inches above ground, directly under the apparent center of the tower.
I dug around it and found that this is an 8-inch square concrete marker with the top
broken off. I have no doubt that vandals were interested in the brass cap and
worked for a while to bust it out of the concrete.
Being a land surveyor for 35 years, I've seen many broken bench marks and
section corner markers and I truly believe that what I found is the original
benchmark at this lookout tower.
Langlade County Surveyor
Author: David E. Tlusty
Land Records and Regulations Department
837 Clermont Street, Room 129
Antigo, WI 54409