This is the kind of item that gets a professional surveyor excited.
The DNR's Matt Dontz found this original cedar survey post in a stream near Atlanta, in Montmorency County recently. The General Land Office of the U.S. government did the survey of Michigan's townships in 1850. The post was set to mark a section, or quarter corner and were driven into the ground each half-mile. It was preserved by the water, Forestry and Surveying experts agree the find is extremely rare, even with today's GPS technology.
TMZ.com reports that "the deck that created a legend" ... the very first skateboard that Tony Hawk ever owned is going to be enshrined forever in the Smithsonian Museum in washington D.C.
Hawk recently posted an instagram photo of his original beat-up board -- made by the Bahne skateboard company. The board will officially go into the museum during the Innoskate on June 22 -- an event honoring innovators in skate culture. You can read more here at TMZ.com