Rendezvous on the Line
The sixth annual Rendezvous event, Rendezvous ’02, was held in Gettysburg, Pa., from October 17-20. Sponsored by the Surveyors Historical Society (SHS), the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, the Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS), the Mason-Dixon Line Preservation Partnership, the West Virginia Association of Land Surveyors and the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, the event fulfilled all promises of being insightful, fun and a grand reflection of history. This year, 375 surveyors from around the country and other parts of the world celebrated the work of surveyors/geodesists Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the mid-1700s.
Take a few moments to browse through these pictures and stories from the event.
As the ceremony began, attendees took their places on either side of the Line. Chas Langelan, newly appointed president of the Maryland Society of Surveyors and Chair of this year’s Rendezvous event, took position on an old-framed wagon flying both the Maryland and Pennsylvania state flags to explain some history of Mason and Dixon. Rendezvous '02 proved to be a memorable event for the surveying profession and the public.