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Catalog Number 6157 [dup4]
Title Transit, Surveyors Y Level
Object Name Transit
Date 1890
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1890
Material metal
Made Stackpole & Brothers
Place of Origin USA: New York, New York
People Harvey, Robert, 1844-1923
History Transit used in the 1890s by Robert Harvey, U.S. deputy surveyor and state surveyor. Harvey began his surveying career in Nebraska in 1869, and became the first county surveyor of Howard County in 1871.


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"Taking our guns, canteens and a good supply of ammunition we started on our trip. The men carried our packs to the edge of the valley and bad[e] us good bye with tears in their eyes, saying that if we did not return by dark they would hunt us up and give us a decent burial." -Robert Harvey, recalling having to retrace five miles of territory along the eastern edge of Hayes County to set corner posts after having run out of wood, 1869
Credit line Hugh Dillon, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Dillon, Hugh