National Surveyors Week – March 16th – 22nd

Surveyor Week BillIn 2007, the United States Government put forth a bill in recognition of Land Surveyors past and present. This year National Surveyors Week is celebrated from March 16th thru March 22nd. This country has many famous surveyors, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Andrew Ellicott, and Benjamin Banneker to name a few. Benjamin Banneker was the first African-American surveyor and was asked to assist in surveying the new capital city – Washington D.C. – when George Washington decided that the capital should be moved from Philadelphia, PA.

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