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APPENDIX F
ASSESSMENT Of PROPOSED PIONEER MEADOWS SUBDIVISION
CONTAINING APPLEGATE TRAIL RESOURCES

Appendix F

INVENTORY OF APPLEGATE TRAIL: HUGO REGION

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE FOR HOUSES: JA-H-2A & JA-H-2B


General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee
Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee

Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society

October 9, 2006

The 1856 General Land Office maps identify five houses near the "Road from Willamette Valley to Jacksonville" within Hugo's routes of interest.1 They are numbered JA-H-1 through JA-H-4. Latitude and longitude (degrees, minutes, and seconds) were calculated for two of the five house locations near the Jacksonville Road of the Applegate Trail: JA-H-2A and JA-H-2B.

2.5' (minutes) of latitude at 123 30' West Longitude = 15,150' (feet)
2.5' (minutes) of latitude = 150" (seconds). 15,150' (feet) 150" (seconds) = 101

2.5' (minutes) of longitude at 42 37' 30" North Latitude = 11, 200' (feet)
2.5' (minutes) of longitude = 150" (seconds). 11,200' (feet) 150" (seconds) = 75

    One Second of Latitude     = 101' (feet)
    One Second of Longitude     = 75' (feet)

The General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee transcribed the field notes of the two house locations for the GLO's 1856 maps1 and calculated their latitude and longitude from November 2005 through September 5, 2006. This included developing the methodology for translating the notes, converting chains to feet, and plotting bearing and distances in feet on USGS topographic quadrangles.

General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee

Glen Campbell
Joe Neiderheiser
Kelly Rarey
Mike Walker

The last step was calculating the latitude and longitude from the plots on the quads. Each member of the sub-committee independently calculated the latitude and longitude and an average was calculated. This effort was the first set of house locations for which latitude and longitude was calculated for all of Hugo's points of interest along the Applegate Trail.1
 
H-2A. Harris House No. 1

JA Section 2. Mary Harris Complex/Donation Land Claim JASec 2

Page 8 -     Subdivisions of Township No 35 South of Range No 6 West
                 West on True Line Between Secs 13 & 24
Chains                                         
73.15        Road to Jacksonville c N&S                
73.15        a House [whose house?] bears N25 E? 3 chains distance
73.40        Enter Field c N & S

House H-2A Latitude & Longitude House H-2A (Harris House No. 1) is the house identified on the 1856 GLO map. However, House H-2A is not identified as the Harris House in the GLO field notes. In the GLO field notes it is identified as "a House bears N25 E[?] 3 chains distance." House H-2A is next to the 1856 GLO identified "field" (both in the GLO field notes and the GLO map).
 
House H-2A Bearing & Distance

Sexton Mountain - 1996
Oregon - Josephine Co.
7.5 Minute Series (Topographic)
Scale 1:24,000
Contour Interval 40 Feet
Members of the 1856 General Land Office Survey Sub-Committee collaborated on the bearing and distance in feet for House H-2A (Harris House No. 1) (i.e., checking the 1856 General Land Office field survey notes and their understanding for accuracy and calculating feet from chains).

Mike Walker         -    June 9, 2005
Glen Campbell    -    August 3, 2005
Kelly Rarey        -    September 14, 2005

Chains                                                                    Feet
73.15    a house bears N25 E? 3 chains distance    4,827.9' West
3.0        house 3 chains distance                              198.0' N25 E
          
H-2A Field Notes & Photographs

•    Harris Cairn South
•    Harris Cairn North
•    Harris White Oak
•    Harris Two Stake Location

Harris Cairn South. A rock cairn was relocated and measured by Tieman and Walker February 3, 2006. It was 118' to the north of SHRW Marker 949+00 and in a forest mostly of laurel with some oaks and conifers. Approximately six inches of duff was covering the ground. It was a closed canopy environment with no grass. There was deep moss on all the rocks. The Tieman Cairn was also on the 320-acre Harris DLC (Certificate No. 70, OR 06656, PL 167, Action Date: December 9, 1865). On February 11, 2006 the site was visited by Hal Anthony and Mike Walker.

Harris Cairn North. On July 12, 2006 Kelly Rarey and Mike Walker visually reconnoiter and GPSed Harris House No. 1. This location turned out to be approximately 140 feet north of the Tieman Cairn at another rock cairn beneath a ponderosa pine and near the I-5 right-of-way fence line. This cairn had been previously noted as a few rocks. What had not been earlier discovered was that approximately 80 percent of the cairn had been covered by dead limbs from the ponderosa pine. This ground appeared to be tough farmland and very rocky. There did appear to be a lot of water that moved through area in the winter and spring.

Harris White Oak. An old white oak is on the I-5 fence line between the two cairns. Kelly speculated that the hole in the tree might have been and old survey mark.

Harris Two-Stake Location. On September 5, 2006 Joe Neiderheiser and Mike Walker visited H-2A as identified by his GPS which has the capability to "Go To" coordinates down to one-tenth of a second (42 31' 15.7" N. Lat.; 123 21' 50.0" W. Long.). Kelly, Glen, and Mike's GPSs (Magellan GPS 315) only have the capability to "Go To" down to one second (42 31' 16" N. Lat.; 123 21' 50" N. Lat.). Joe's GPS recorded a location approximately 30 north east of Harris Cairn North where there were two wooden stakes.

Harris House Location JA-H-2A Photos
 
H-2A. Harris House No. 1: Latitude & Longitude

Members of the 1856 General Land Office Survey Sub-Committee collaborated on calculating the latitude and longitude for the Road to Jacksonville (i.e., checking the 1856 General Land Office field survey notes and their understanding for accuracy, calculating feet from chains, plotting the bearing and distance onto the 1966 Sexton Mountain Quadrangle, and calculating the latitude and longitude from the plot). Four members' latitude and longitude calculations were averaged and final coordinates were identified.

Member                 Date         North Latitude   

Glen Campbell    08/15/06    42 31' 15.8" N. Lat        
Joe Neiderheiser    08/29/06    42 31' 17.5" N. Lat    
Kelly Rarey        07/11/06    42 31' 15.5" N. Lat.                
Mike Walker        07/12/06    42 31' 15.8" N. Lat.

15.8" + 17.5" + 15.5 + 15.8" = 64.6" 4     = 16.15"    = 16"

Member                  Date         West Longitude   

Glen Campbell    08/15/06    123 21' 50.0" W. Long.        
Joe Neiderheiser    09/15/06    123 21' 48.0" W. Long.
Kelly Rarey        07/11/06    123 21' 50.0" W. Long.           
Mike Walker        07/12/06    123 21' 50.0" W. Long.

50.0" + 50.0" + 50.0" = 150.0" 3          =     50.00"
50.0" + 48.0 + 50.0" + 50.0" = 198.0" 4     =      49.50"

Average

42 31' 16" N. Lat.
123 21' 50" N. Lat.


Harris Section of Applegate Trail

H-2B. Harris House No. 2

JA Section 2. Mary Harris Complex/Donation Land Claim JASec 2

Page 9 -     Subdivisions of Township No 35 South of Range No 6 West
                  North Between Secs 13 & 14
Chains
14.25        Stream 5 Links wide C
18.00        Leave Field C N10W & S10E
22.50        Jacksonville Road c N 10 W& S10E
37.00        Same Road [Jacksonville Road] c N 10 W& S10E
39.00        to Swale C N10E & S20W
44.00        Top of ???
55.00        Same Road [Jacksonville Road] c N 80 W
59.92        Mr. Ham's [Harris?] Home bears N72W about 8 chains distance
80.00        Set Post Cor [Corner] to Secs [Sections] 11.12.13.&14
 
WestSexton Mountain - 1996
Oregon - Josephine Co.
7.5 Minute Series (Topographic)
Scale 1:24,000
Contour Interval 40 Feet

H-2B Latitude & Longitude House H-2B (Harris House No. 2) is the house identified as a small black square without any annotation on the 1856 GLO map. However, Harris House No. 2 in the 1856 GLO field notes is identified as "Mr. Ham's [???] Home bears N72W about 8 chains distance." It is not adjacent to the identified field (both in the GLO field notes and the GLO map).

House H-2B Bearing & Distance

Members of the 1856 General Land Office Survey Sub-Committee collaborated on the bearing and distance in feet for the Road from Jacksonville (i.e., checking the 1856 General Land Office field survey notes and their understanding for accuracy and calculating feet from chains).

Mike Walker         -    June 9, 2005
Glen Campbell    -    August 3, 2005

Chains                                                                           Feet
59.92        Mr. Ham's [Harris ?] Home bears N72W     3,954.7' North
            - about 8 chains distance   
8.0        home 8 chains distance                                     528' N72W

H-2B. Field Notes & Photographs

On July 12, 2006 Kelly Rarey and Mike Walker visually reconnoiter and GPSed Harris House No. 2. This location turned out to be in the field northwest of the Josephine County Sportsmans Association's office near and west of the large camp fire rocks. The field appeared to have good soil supporting green naturally sub-irrigated land.

This house location is on the historical160-acre Military Patent No. 41877 (PL 26, Action Date: November 1, 1861). We suspect this military patent is probably like the one for Dickerson's Corner.

  "Military Bounty Land Act of March 3, 1855, Roseburg, Oregon. May 9, 1861 Military Warrant #92568 in the name of Rice Benson has this day been located by Anson Turner..." Rice Benson was a private in Captain Miller's Company Oregon Militia Rogue River War. The warrant was signed by Abraham Lincoln for 160 acres in the NW of the NW of section 2, and the E of the NE , and the NE of the SE of section 3, T. 35. S., R. 6 W., W.M. Action Date: June 15, 1864.

Military Patent No. 41877 is probably under the name of "John Davis." Depending on further research Harris House No. 2. ( JA-H-2B) might have a name change to reflect another pioneer. It is definitely not part of the Harris DLC.

On September 5, 2006 Joe Neiderheiser and Mike Walker visited H-2B as identified by his GPS which has the capability to "Go To" coordinates down to one-tenth of a second (42 31' 54.7" N. Lat. versus 55"; 123 21' 3.2" W. Long. versus 3"). The field location of JA-H-2B green grass from naturally sub-irrigated land (Davis House Location JA-H-2B Photos).

Davis House Location JA-H-2B Photos
 
Latitude & Longitude: H-2B. Harris House No. 2

Members of the 1856 General Land Office Survey Sub-Committee collaborated on calculating the latitude and longitude for the Road to Jacksonville (i.e., checking the 1856 General Land Office field survey notes and their understanding for accuracy, calculating feet from chains, plotting the bearing and distance onto the 1966 Sexton Mountain Quadrangle, and calculating the latitude and longitude from the plot). Four members' latitude and longitude calculations were averaged and final coordinates were identified.

Member                   Date         North Latitude   

Glen Campbell    08/15/06    42 31' 54.5" N. Lat        
Joe Neiderheiser    09/15/06    42 31' 54.5" N. Lat    
Kelly Rarey        07/11/06    42 31' 54.8" N. Lat.                
Mike Walker        07/12/06    42 31' 54.8" N. Lat.

54.5 + 54.5" + 54.8" + 54.8" = 218.6" 4     =      54.65"    =     55"

Member                  Date         West Longitude   

Glen Campbell    08/15/06    123 22' 2.8" W. Long.        
Joe Neiderheiser    09/15/06    123 22' 2.8" W. Long.
Kelly Rarey        07/11/06    123 22' 3.2" W. Long.           
Mike Walker        07/12/06    123 21' 3.2" W. Long.

2.8" + 2.8" + 3.2" + 3.2"= 12.0" 4 =      3.0"    =     3"

Average

42 31' 55" N. Lat.
123 22' 03" N. Lat.


Signatures

The 1856 General Land Office maps identify five houses near the "Road from Willamette Valley to Jacksonville" within Hugo's routes of interest.1 They are numbered JA-H-1 through JA-H-4. Latitude and longitude (degrees, minutes, and seconds) were calculated for two of the five house locations near the Jacksonville Road: JA-H-2A and JA-H-2B.

The following members of the General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee, Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee, Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society, verify the accuracy of the latitude and longitude coordinates for locations JA-H-2A and JA-H-2B.

________________________________         _____________________
Glen Campbell                     Date

________________________________         _____________________
Joe Neiderheiser                     Date

________________________________         _____________________
Kelly Rarey                         Date        

________________________________         _____________________
Mike Walker                         Date
Issues/Standard Methodology Assumptions

An issue is the calculation of longitude using the latitude and longitude tool. It appears you can get a different set of coordinates when the tool is used right side up versus left side up (i.e., JA - 4: right side up = 51.3"; left side up = 51.8"). Need to discuss with Oregon Department of Geology.

An issue and a present standard methodology is the assumption that all sections lines are 5,280 feet long. Need office research on surveyed lines - research survey history of corners at Josephine County Surveyor's Office.

Standard methodology in calculating latitude and longitude from point on quad - cut the dot.

Standard methodology in averaging latitude and longitude is to use the "majority" data. For example, one second of latitude equals 101' (feet) and one second of longitude equals 75' (feet). If three members of the General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee average one second of latitude or longitude different by one second from the fourth member, then only the majority data will be used. See following practical example of this situation.

Member                   Date         West Longitude   

Glen Campbell    08/15/06    123 21' 50.0" W. Long.        
Joe Neiderheiser    08/29/06    123 21' 47.8" W. Long.
Kelly Rarey        07/11/06    123 21' 50.0" W. Long.           
Mike Walker        07/12/06    123 21' 50.0" W. Long.

50.0" + 50.0" + 50.0" = 150.0" 3          = 50.00"
50.0" + 47.8 + 50.0" + 50.0" = 197.8" 4     = 49.45"

Average

42 31' 16" N. Lat.
123 21' 50" N. Lat.

   
Standard methodology is that the calculated latitude and longitude coordinates are public information for "need to know" stakeholders. At the present time there are no brochures scheduled for the general public.


Glen Campbell, Member
General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee
Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee
Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society
144 Rivaway Lane
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
541-476-4338

Joe Neiderheiser, Member
General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee
Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee
Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society
279 Ridgefield Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-862-9077
Cell 450-2020
Email: joeen@mindspring.com

Kelly Rarey, Member
General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee
Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee
Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society
275 Canyon Oak Drive
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
541-471-0859
Email: the.rareys@cyberhouse.org

Mike Walker, Member
General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee
Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee
Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society
3388B Merlin Rd #195 (mail)
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
541-471-8271
Email: hugo@jeffnet.org
Web Page: http://jeffnet.org/~hugo/


1. Mapping Action Plan Document was approved by the Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society May 14, 2005. This action plan is a living document and its components will be updated by the Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee as appropriate. Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee. May 2005. Mapping Action Plan for Applegate Trail. Hugo, OR.

. Public Outreach & Educational Brochure Committee for Hugo's Emigrant Trails, Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society. 2005. Public Outreach & Educational Brochure Program. 23 identified brochures. Hugo, OR.
. Public Outreach & Educational Brochure Committee for Hugo's Emigrant Trails, Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society. 2005. Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee. Hugo, OR.
. Public Outreach & Educational Brochure Committee for Hugo's Emigrant Trails, Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society. February 2005. Hugo Applegate Trail Field Notes. Hugo, OR.
. 1856 General Land Office Field Survey Sub-Committee, Hugo Emigrant Trails Committee. December 2005. Appendix E-1 - General Land Office Field Notes. Hugo, OR.

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