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Howdy, friend!

I don’t know about you, but my favorite type of surveying is boundary work. Especially when you get to delve into old field notes! The forums never disappoint with all the great field stories and finds, so it allows me to live vicariously through all of you.

This week, I was particularly intrigued by a topic titled, 1927 GLO Field Notes, in which our long-time member Loyal transcribed the following comment from said notes:

“No evidence of Hanson surveys on the N. bdy. of sec. 22 can be found and his reported closings upon former surveys in this vicinity are notoriously fictitious.”

— GLO Dependent Resurvey of a Township in Utah

Perhaps this comment intrigues you, too. 🙂

Check out the forum topic: 1927 GLO Field Notes

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👋 Before you go

Some of you may recognize the photo associated with this week’s newsletter. It is from a comic series called Your Other Left that I have mostly abandoned (sadly) in recent years.

The title of that particular comic is Always Take Good Notes.

I keep saying that I’m going to start drawing those comics again. I have a bunch of ideas in the till — actually an Excel spreadsheet — and hoping to dedicate some time to them in the near future.

In the meantime, feel free to follow the links above to see the comics I’ve already created back in the early 2010’s.

If you like them, some are available as prints on canvas at our online store, Surveyor Threads, so you can display them on your wall. 🙂

Thank you!

Happy traversing,

Wendell T. Harness
Founder