Surveyors scope out historic sites



It was National Surveyors Week last week. To celebrate, the National Society of Professional Surveyors hosted Surveying USA events throughout the nation, including Clark County. Surveyors set up stations at different historic locations. One was over the first point surveyed in Washington Territory, the southwest corner of the Amos Short Donation Land Claim set in the 1840s, now in the parking lot of Joe’s Crab Shack. Another location was set by Louis Van Fleet in 1860 near the Chime Tower at Clark College. The goal of the nationwide event was to give the public an opportunity to observe local surveyors in action and to learn more about one of the profession.