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History of Land Surveying - USA

History of Land Surveying USA Group is a place to share Historical Articles, discussions, and trivia related to the history and development of land surveying in The United States

Group Forum or Related Website: http://landsurveyorsunited.com/group/unitedstatessurveyors
Geolocation: United States of America
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2016

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C.L. BERGER, INSTRUMENTMAKER of BOSTON

Started by DAVID C. GARCELON. Last reply by Jaybird Aug 22, 2015. 1 Reply

Did you know the first six instruments made by C.L. Berger did not have serial numbers (4 transits, a dumpy level and a wye level) and Berger's first two instruments he made were a No. II Transit and…Read more →

Subject Tags: history, instruments, CLBerger

Surveyor and Conveyancer

Started by Ronald B Blauch. Last reply by Ronald B Blauch Jun 19, 2014. 4 Replies

I have an old tin sign in my collection that states "Surveyor and Conveyancer".  I have assumed all along that the term "Conveyancer" meant that the business handled land transaction closings in some…Read more →

Subject Tags: conveyancer

A PERSPECTIVE ON COLONIAL AMERICAN SURVEYING

Started by DAVID C. GARCELON. Last reply by Jaybird Jul 14, 2013. 2 Replies

I would like to share some of my perspective on…Read more →

Subject Tags: surveying, 1600s, surveyors, history, americans

FENCES - A LITTLE HISTORY

Started by DAVID C. GARCELON. Last reply by Ronald B Blauch Jul 13, 2013. 11 Replies

I have compiled a few interesting facts about Fences from my research library...I hope they will interest others as much as they interest me.…Read more →

Subject Tags: surveying, history, fence, fences

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Reply by Scott D. Warner, PLS on March 29, 2011 at 4:35pm

Why not start with George Washington.....

 

Here's the best link that I've found:  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gwmaps.html

 
 
 

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