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1915 Ohio Michigan State Line Survey

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1915 Ohio Michigan State Line Survey
 
Between July 12 and October 26, 1915, Samuel Stinson Gannet, Geographer of the United States Geographical Survey and crew retraced and surveyed the Ohio and Michigan State Line.  Working with a transit and dragging a 300 foot steel tape, the crew surveyed 69.92 miles and set 72 granite monuments.  The 700-pound monuments are 5 feet 6 inches tall and cost $18.00 each, including delivery from Mount Airy, North Carolina.  The top 18 inches were cut and carved by Lloyd Brothers in Toledo.  Once the survey was complete, it put an end to one of the greatest disputes over a state line in the history of the United States.
 
NORTHWEST OHIO AND TOLEDO CHAPTERS PLSO
CENTRAL CHAPTER MSPS
JOSEPH D. FENICLE, PS
THE OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 
2016
4-26
 
Submitted by
Bryan Arnold
@nanowhiskers

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