Edwin Danson, "Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America"
Wiley | December 8, 2000 | ISBN-10: 0471385026 | 240 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB
THE FIRST POPULAR HISTORY OF THE MAKING OF THE MASON–DIXON LINE The Mason–Dixon line–surely the most famous surveyors′ line ever drawn–represents one of the greatest and most difficult scientific achievements of its time. But behind this significant triumph is a thrilling story, one that has thus far eluded both historians and surveyors. In this engrossing narrative, professional surveyor Edwin Danson takes us on a fascinating journey with Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, two gifted and exuberant English surveyors, through the fields and forests of eighteenth–century America.