Tillamook, Oregon: Memorial to a Surveyor

A transit tripod, bolted to the ground at a scenic overlook, serves as a memorial to surveyor Billy Anderson.

Address:
Cape Lookout Rd, Tillamook, OR
Directions:
At the Anderson Point overlook, which is between mileposts 1 and 2 on Cape Lookout Rd, about ten miles south of Tillamook, and about a mile and a quarter south of the Cape Lookout State Park entrance.
Admission:
Free.
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Surveyor's Tripod Monument.

Surveyor's Tripod Monument

Anderson's View Point in Cape Lookout State Park features a tripod memorial to a surveyor.

[David Klotz, 06/04/2018]

The tripod, which traditionally support's a surveyor's optical theodolite, can be used here to steady a camera and take scenic snapshots of Cape Lookout.

Memorial to a Surveyor

Memorial to a Surveyor

If you're looking for something obscure to see with a great view of the Oregon coast and are near Tillamook, go check this out. It's a lonely surveyor's transit tripod and mounting base, protected in a triangle of guard rail, to memorialize Billy Anderson, the Tillamook County Surveyor.

This site has a fantastic view of the ocean, the beach, Three Arched Rocks, and Cape Meares (but there's not much of a view on a foggy day). It is comforting to know that Billy's years of dedication to the County of Tillamook are memorialized on such attractive real estate.

[Phrank Phester, 10/26/2013]

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