In a dispute over the proper location of a quarter section of land, the original monuments established during a government survey control course and distance. If the original monuments have been destroyed, the location may be determined by secondary evidence. Johnson v. Preston, 9 Neb. 474, 4 N.W. 83 (1880). See also Cunningham v. Covalt, 204 Neb. 512, 283 N.W.2d 53 (1979).