Fun in Surveying

Cleveland

The city of Cleveland was named for land surveyor Moses Cleaveland. In the 1830s, the “a” in Cleaveland was dropped because it fit better on a newspaper masthead.- From Mental Floss


Winter in Maine

After surveying property along the New Hampshire and Maine border, some engineers decided the boundaries needed to be changed. So they stopped to tell a farmer that he was no longer in Maine but in New Hampshire. “Good,” said the farmer. “I couldn’t take another one of those Maine winters.”- From Readers Digest

Winter in Maine