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.
The tweet from Obama Administration WH advisor Dan Pfeiffer was sent today(Tuesday morning October 8th). As you can imagine, it blew up on Twitter, and Pfeiffer quickly issued an apology for his accidental and very regrettable tweet of the N-word.
You can see the mess it created for him on Twitter here via Twitchy.com.