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Why make so many borders?

Surveying with the purpose of defining borders actually dates as far back as 5000 years to the Middle East and Egypt.  Rulers knew the value of establishing property lines because it was a way to extract revenue from the sale … Continue reading

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One invention that changed the map

When you look at a map of the United States it is very obvious that the states in the east and west were cut by completely different jigsaw patterns.   On the east coast we have states that are small with … Continue reading

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Men making sense of the wilderness

One of the most fascinating aspects of the creation of our jigsaw puzzle map has been learning about how early surveying work was done.  We live in a GPS world now, but in the 1700’s, surveyors were astronomers and they … Continue reading

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