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The surveyor that laid out Madison recalls his days in the field in 1837.

Surveying in Wisconsin, 1837.


Franklin Hatheway first visited Wisconsin in August, 1835, when he was 17 years old. He returned home to New York, learned surveying on the Genessee Valley Canal in 1836, and the next summer (1837) he returned to Wisconsin and conducted the surveys described here. His memoir is one of the earliest accounts of Madison.

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Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Territory to Statehood
The Northwest Ordinance, 1787
Early U.S. Settlement
The Creation of Wisconsin Territory
Creator: Hatheway, Franklin. b. 1818
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 15 (Madison, 1900): 390-399
Citation: Hatheway, Franklin. "Surveying in Wisconsin, 1837." Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 15 (Madison, 1900): 390-399; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=24; Visited on: 4/21/2014
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