Saturday, February 12, 2011
Abraham Lincoln the surveyor
At the Michigan Museum of Surveying in Lansing you will be greeted by this sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln who was a surveyor. The unique museum (the only one of its kind in our state) shares the story of the surveying and mapping of Michigan and the history of surveying going all the way back to Mesopotamia. Those pyramids could not have been built without the knowledge of surveyors! It is located on Museum Drive next to the Ransom Olds Museum and the Impression 5 Science Center. John Madden from Lansing's Examiner, wrote a cool article about it here. Happy 202nd birthday, Abraham Lincoln!