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Exploring the Mason Dixon Line Walking in the Footsteps of History

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ISBN-10: 0984225641

ISBN-13: 9780984225644

Edition: 2010

Authors: John L. Layton

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We all have referred to the resulting Mason Dixon Line in casual conversation as the imaginary line that divides Pennsylvania and Maryland, or perhaps as the border between the free and slave states during the Civil War. But what do we actually know about Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, the two British mathematicians and surveyors that mapped out the line between 1763 and 1767? And how does the story involve the Penn and Calvert families? Author Jack Layton decided to investigate. Over the course of several years he literally walked the line, recording his observations and taking revealing photographs along the entire route. The results¿informative, entertaining, ironic and amusing¿form…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: American History Press
Publication date: 3/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English