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Discover the Life and Work of the Nineteenth Century Land Surveyor

Press-citizen.com: Richard Leu, licensed land surveyor and reenactor, will bring the mid-1800s surveyor to life at the Plum Grove Historic Home in Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday, August 29. Visitors will have a chance to learn about the importance of surveyors in Iowa in the 1800s, get a glimpse at the grueling dawn-to-dusk life of the surveyor, take a close-up look at the surveyor's tools, see a demonstration of surveying techniques, and learn how to read early land descriptions.

Johnson County Historical Society • Reader Submitted • August 24, 2009

Press-citizen.com: What do George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Robert Lucas, First Governor of the Iowa Territory all have in common? They all served as land surveyors. As Iowa was being settled in the mid-1800s, the role of the land surveyor was extremely important. Surveyors plotted out state and county borders, surveyed land parcels so the U.S. Government could sell it to settlers, and helped to lay-out new towns.

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