Point of Beginning

Workers are remarking key reference points.

November 7, 2008
They may look like any other orange-vested workers, but a survey crew in Minnesota is doing monumental work.
 


By STEVE BRANDT, Star Tribune
Last update: November 5, 2008 - 12:29 AM
Steve Brandt, Star Tribune
 
They may look like any other orange-vested workers, but a survey crew from Hennepin County has been doing monumental work lately.
 
It's setting new survey monuments that re-mark key reference points set by the initial government survey of what is now Minneapolis and Hennepin County. That happened in the mid-19th century, and the markers for those points have long since been obliterated by development.