The Hayden Surveys

The Hayden Surveys (HM27BI)

Location: Hayden, CO 81639 Routt County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 30.416', W 107° 22.798'

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Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden

—(1829-1887) —

Between 1859 and 1876, geologist Ferdinand V. Hayden explored privately and for the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories.
His expeditions surveyed nearly all of Colorado, producing accurate maps and atlases, fossils for scientific study, and names of mountains (many of which he climbed), rivers, and geological formations.
World-famed artist Thomas Moran accompanied him, as did pioneering photographer William H. Jackson, who took the first images of the Mount of the Holy Cross and the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings.
While on a surveying expedition here in the Yampa River Valley, Hayden's party camped near present-day Hayden, Colorado.

James Terry Gardiner, a member of Hayden's 1874 Colorado survey expedition, described his experience: "Think of my climbing seven great peaks in nine days. Three of these ascents were over 14,000 feet. For these climbs we rise between three and four in the morning and breakfast by candle light, sitting on the ground in the frosty air with a few coals under our tin plates and cups to keep our food and drink from freezing."
Anna E. Dickinson, who met Hayden and his survey party in Colorado in 1873, wrote of the expedition's work: "I looked at him, and all the little party, with ardent curiosity and admiration, braving rain, snow, sleet, hail, hunger, thirst, exposure,



bitter nights, snowy climbs, dangers of death for the sake not of a so-called great cause, nor in hot blood, but with patience and unwearied energy for an abstract science."
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HM NumberHM27BI
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByColorado Historical Society, Colorado Department of Transportation, and Federal Highway Administration
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Date Added Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 298347 N 4486745
Decimal Degrees40.50693333, -107.37996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 30.416', W 107° 22.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 30' 24.96" N, 107° 22' 47.88" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2705 US-40, Hayden CO 81639, US
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