|1/4 corner common to Sections 30/29 of 1N10W on Bayocean|
This monument survived, while the others did not, because it served as the "Initial Point" for Bayocean Park. When the Potters drew up their subdivision plat in 1906, this was the place from which all lots were surveyed. Zoom in on the plat map and you'll see it at the far west end of 22nd Avenue. The Government Reservation border is the line dividing Sections 29 and 30.
|Samuel Snowden GLO Field Notes April 1, 1857|
Rewitness Card #56 discusses the conditions relative to what deputy surveyor Snowden wrote in his field notes on page 43 of OR-R0053. Snowden and the five other members of his crew hiked the entire length of Bayocean in one day, setting posts on dunes and in the hills along the way. He noted salal underbrush and forests, so this involved some serious bushwhacking. Snowden reported earlier in his notes that one crew member had quit because "he could not stand the thick brush and wading the swamps."