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Mason County native contributes to geography book

January 19, 2009
A geography teacher shows that you don't have to be a surveyor to work with the U.S. Public Land Survey System.


Ludington Daily News Staff -
Friday, January 16, 2009

A Mason County native is sharing his knowledge of the survey system - and using Mason County to do so.
 
Morris Thomas contributed a chapter to a geography book called “Michigan Geography and Geology.” The chapter he wrote is about the U.S. Public Land Survey System and he uses examples of locations in Mason County to demonstrate how the system works.
 
“The expression on the landscape is really interesting. All of the property boundaries that people have are tied to this survey system, so it’s a very meaningful undertaking,” Thomas said.  ...
 
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