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Letters: Recognize surveyors during this week

March 16, 2009

Park Rapids Enterprise
Published Saturday, March 14, 2009

National Surveyor’s Week is March 15-21. The honorable and historic profession of surveying has been in existence since the very dawn of civilization. From the “rope stretchers” of ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire and into modern society, the surveyor has been an essential part of man’s development.

During the Colonial Era and the early days of the United States of America many of the leaders of this country served not only their fellow citizens, but were actively engaged as land surveyors at some point in their career. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln set the standard for diligence, service and ethics, which still guides the efforts of the modern surveyor.

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