Posted By lance bishop on 5/20/2010 at 10:44 AM

May 20, 2010 marks the 225 anniversary of the Land Ordinance of 1785 authored by Thomas Jefferson which established the Public Land Survey System. All land ownership in the United States, with the exception of the 13 original states, Texas and Hawaii originates from this system. This system and the surveyors that established it were part of the General Land Office, a predecessor agency to the Bureau of Land Management.

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