Monument Rock -- Missing New Mexico summit

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Monument Rock -- Missing New Mexico summit

Postby RyanSchilling » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:05 pm

I noticed this on the Santa Fe Trails Illustrated.

http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=136:3 ... ent%20Rock

Since GNIS will be down for a few days, copying the details below:

Feature Detail Report for: Monument Rock
ID: 901289
Name: Monument Rock
Class: Summit (Definitions)
Description: approx location
Citation: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1:125,000-scale topographic maps; various edition dates. Represents new or changed names from published editions. Map name and year of publication follow (if known): Santa Fe/1889
Entry Date: 01-Nov-1992
*Elevation: 9278/2828

*Elevations in feet/meters from the National Elevation Dataset
Counties
Sequence County Code State Code Country
1 Santa Fe 049 New Mexico 35 US
Coordinates (One point per USGS topographic map containing the feature, NAD83)
Sequence Latitude(DEC) Longitude(DEC) Latitude(DMS) Longitude(DMS) Map Name
1 35.7244753 -105.7894632 354328N 1054722W McClure Reservoir
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Re: Monument Rock -- Missing New Mexico summit

Postby John Kirk » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:24 pm

Looks like bad lat/lon data. There is no rock in that area. Seems to me it is this Monument Rock that it's referring to:
http://www.terapeak.com/worth/monument- ... 763901541/

Where is this? Don't know, but it looks like stuff near Waldo Canyon.
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Re: Monument Rock -- Missing New Mexico summit

Postby RyanSchilling » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:18 pm

Interesting! Did you read the back of that postcard?

"This rock, situated about 10 miles from Santa Fe, is in a deep gorge known as Santa Fe Canyon, the scenery of which is of incomparable beauty and grandeur. A road being built by convict labor will eventually go through this canyon, connecting Santa Fe with Las Vegas."

This photograph, too, places it in "Santa Fe CaƱon".

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/93514488/

By the description, it's hard to imagine this is any place other than the canyon cut by the Santa Fe River (I guess the effort to punch a route through to Las Vegas this way was abandoned... or maybe the convicts revolted :twisted: ). I wonder if this rock is now beneath the surface of one of the reservoirs?


EDIT:

I think this is it:

http://listsofjohn.com/mapf?lat=35.6964 ... 17&t=h&d=y

This rock casts a pretty sizable shadow in satellite view, and its position aligns with historical topos available on Topoview (Santa Fe 100K maps, years 1963 and earlier):

http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/TopoView/vie ... /-105.8423
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Re: Monument Rock -- Missing New Mexico summit

Postby John Kirk » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:50 pm

Yeah, just looked at this too. There is a location given here, but it's a bit off (two township sections south).

Here's the add:
http://listsofjohn.com/peak/212440

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Re: Monument Rock -- Missing New Mexico summit

Postby RyanSchilling » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:01 pm

Nice! I forgot your site offers historical topo layers, too. Looks like it ended up on the wrong quadrangle, however.

Madre Mountain --> McClure Reservoir
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