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Drawing the Line : How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America

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Drawing the Line : How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America
Edwin Danson
Type: eBook
Released: 2000
Publisher: Wiley
Page Count: 241
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471385026
ISBN-13: 9780471385028
From Hailed as one of the "greatest scientific achievements of its time," and destined to designate the boundary between free states and slave states, the Mason-Dixon Line remains an extraordinary feat in the annals of the science of surveying.Drawing the Line : ... Textbook Commissioned to establish a borderline between Maryland and Pennsylvania in 1763, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, two young British astronomers, toiled for more than four years in order to settle a century-old boundary dispute between the Calverts of Maryland and the Penns of Pennsylvania. Employing revolutionary survey techniques and laboring under often extreme conditions that included harsh weather, mountainous terrain, and Indian warfare, they ventured 325 miles into the American wilderness, accomplishing their task at great risk to their personal safety. A spirited, painstakingly researched account of the first comprehensive geodetic survey ever completed. Margaret FlanaganCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Review "...thoroughly researched... a good story shines through..." -- Sunday Times - Book of the Week, 18th March 2001 "...thoroughly researched... a good story shines through..." -- Sunday Times - Book of the Week, 18th March 2001

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