Today we move our surveying saga forward from the eighteenth century to the nineteenth. We will not dwell in this century for long. The stories of two dominant explorers of the 1800’s, geologist Ebenezer Emmons and surveyor Verplanck Colvin, have been well documented and need no retelling here. But before Emmons, who was active in the region in the 1830′,s there was plenty of important surveying work done in the Adirondacks.
If you will, please consider the following two résumés, each an example of early American pioneering virtue: » Continue Reading.