The Surveyors
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 39° 27.425 W 116° 59.796
11S E 500292 N 4367501
Quick Description: The marker is at Scott's Summit on Rt. 50, east of Austin.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2007 5:42:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM1NWW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 47

Long Description:
Military engineers led surveys through this area in the mid 1800s primarily to establish transportation routes. The county in which this markers stands is named for Captain F.B. Lander, a major contributor to this work.
Marker Title (required): The Surveyors

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 176

Marker Text (required):
The Federal Government historically has supported numerous surveys for the purpose of measuring the domain which extended, after 1848, to the Pacific. These surveys sought railway routes, military relationships, water transport and wagon roads. The survey activity was extended to all territories, but not to states. Nevada, in part, was the site of two notable surveys: Honey Lake to Fort Kearny wagon road, completed in 1860 by Captain Lander; and the route surveyed by Lieutenant Simpson, Camp Floyd to Genoa, in 1859. Military engineers engaged in this activity included Stansbury, Marcy, Whipple, Beale, Simpson and Lander. The name of Captain F.W. Lander stands out as a contributor to Nevada's history. He has been memorialized in the name of a prominent county. Nearby Simpson Park Mountains are named for Lieutenant Simpson


County (required): Lander

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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