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History of Surveying - Regional and General


These books provide insights on how GLO surveys were made, why they were made, and who did the original work. Links to online sources or ordering information are provided where they could be found.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON

Chaining Oregon cover Atwood, K. 2008. Chaining Oregon, Surveying the Public Lands of the Pacific Northwest, 1851-1855. McDonald and Woodward Publishing Co., Blacksburg, Virginia. 264 pp.

Available in local bookstores or direct from McDonald and Woodward Publishing.

Casebook of Oregon Donation Land Claims cover

White, C.A. 2001. A Casebook of Oregon Donation Land Claims. Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon. LLM Publications, Oregon City, Oregon. 240 pp.

BRITISH COLUMBIA



Gordon, K. 2006. Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in British Columbia. Sono Nis Press, Winlaw, British Columbia. 373 pp. 
Available in local bookstores or direct from Sono Nis Press

GENERAL

Initial Points cover White, C.A. 1996. Initial Points of the Rectangular Survey System. Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado. The Publishing House, Westminster, Colorado. 576 pp.
A History of the Rectangular Survey System cover White, C.A. 1991. A History of the Rectangular Survey System. USDI Bureau of Land Management. 2nd printing. Stock No. 024-011-00150-6. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 774 pp.
Running Line cover Bandy, W.R. & G.R. Haste. 1991. Running Line, Recollections of Surveyors. USDI Bureau of Land Management BLM/SC/GI-91/001+9600. U.S. Government Printing Office. 66 pp.
Surveys and Surveyors cover Cazier, L. 1976. Surveys and Surveyors of the Public Domain, 1785-1975. USDI Bureau of Land Management. Stock No. 024-011-00083-6. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 228 pp.

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