Boundary line between Michigan and Wisconsin, as run and established by William A. Burt, D.S. in the summer of 1847, under the 4th section of the act of Congress of 10th of August, 1846 : showing also the connection therewith of the township line-surveys in Michigan / certificate of approval by Luci
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U.S. senator and representative of Michigan and surveyor. From the description of Letters of Lucius Lyon, 1833-1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454137 Surveyor, congressman, U.S. Senator. From the description of Lucius Lyon letters, 1830, 1831 and 1834. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420826 Lyon (1800-1851) came to Detroit from Vt. in 1822 and was appointed Surveyor General Deputy in the territory northwest of the Ohio. He served i...
The Michigan Geological Survey was created by Public Act 20 of 1837. Its purpose was to conduct a geological and mineralogical survey of the state. The state legislature appointed Douglass Houghton the first state geologist (1837). In 1921, the state legislature established the Department of Conservation, and the Michigan Geological Survey became part of that department (Public Act 17 of 1921). The Department of Conservation established the Geological Survey Division circa 1947. In 1968, the dep...
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, June 13, 1792; received a good education; was for some time an engineer in Erie, New York; came to Michigan, 1822; member of territorial council, 1826-27; settled in Washtenaw County, 1824; engaged in mill-building and local surveying, 1824-33; County surveyor, Macomb Co., 1831-34; Postmaster of Mt. Vernon for 24 years; invented solar compass; surveyed Upper Peninsula 1840-27; discovered 20 beds of iron ore, 1844-46; representative from Macomb County, 1853-1843;...