Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday the residents told Judge Collier they resented the "heavy-handed tactics" used by the company to convince them to allow surveyors on their land. One woman was so traumatized by the experience she broke down and cried as she testified. Greg Huber, lawyer for the landowners, said the residents each received letters demanding they allow the surveyors on their land. Click here to read the full story...
Monday, July 11, 2016
The United States agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million dollars, or about two cents an acre. In 1959, Alaska, with a land mass larger than Texas, California and Montana combined, became the 49th state in the union. For the professional surveyor, more than 20 million acres of federal government land is scheduled to be measured and divided for conveyance to the state for eventual sale to private individuals. Surveying can be a challenging profession, Click here to read the full story