Okay so I did a bit of research and Mom got a better picture. Thanks to Jenny I read about benchmarkers but I wanted to know more so armed with a better picture. I found a site that lets you figure out where these markers are all acrossed the world. Yes there are some that are not in the US even though it was a US project. Guess what though. Our Marker isn't on the map. Click here to check out all the markers on record.
Here is the actual Marker. It is just sitting there in the middle of our Right away. Dad put the pipe up so that we wouldn't hit the marker with the sickle. Then when the Rail Road did a survey the Rail Road put up the two wooden sticks with the orange tape on them. We cleared it a bit so you can see it better.
Here is the marker top. We went to the web site and put in the marker ID but now they use 4 digits and this one isn't on their map. Mom emailed them and we will see what they say. I am not sure I want ours on the map. Some people