Happy Famous Surveyors Day!

Also known as Presidents Day, but we’re pretty proud today.

It is well known that George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson are immortalized on Mt. Rushmore for their great contributions to our nation. It is not as well known that at least six (6) out of fifty-six (56) of the signers of the Declaration were Surveyors, including Thomas Jefferson, its chief author.

Teams such as Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon and Meriwether Lewis & William Clark relied on their surveying expertise to conduct work that was integral to the development of the United States of America. These significant figures are referenced in nearly every American History
text. Another fine example is Henry David Thoreau, a man of many talents, including surveying. Not only did he live and write of the virtues of “Walden Pond”, he surveyed it.