Discover the Life and Work of the Nineteenth Century Land Surveyor
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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