These books provide insights on how GLO surveys were made, why they were made, and who did the original work. Links to online sources or ordering information are provided where they could be found.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON

Chaining Oregon book cover Atwood, K. 2008. Chaining Oregon, Surveying the Public Lands of the Pacific Northwest, 1851-1855. McDonald and Woodward Publishing Co., Blacksburg, Virginia. 264 pp.

Available in local bookstores or direct from McDonald and Woodward Publishing.

White GLO History book cover

White, C.A. 2001. A Casebook of Oregon Donation Land Claims. Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon. LLM Publications, Oregon City, Oregon. 240 pp.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Gordon Made to Measure book cover



Gordon, K. 2006. Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in British Columbia. Sono Nis Press, Winlaw, British Columbia. 373 pp. 
Available in local bookstores or direct from Sono Nis Press

GENERAL

White book cover White, C.A. 1996. Initial Points of the Rectangular Survey System. Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado. The Publishing House, Westminster, Colorado. 576 pp.
White GLO History book cover White, C.A. 1991. A History of the Rectangular Survey System. USDI Bureau of Land Management. 2nd printing. Stock No. 024-011-00150-6. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 774 pp.
Running Line book cover Bandy, W.R. & G.R. Haste. 1991. Running Line, Recollections of Surveyors. USDI Bureau of Land Management BLM/SC/GI-91/001+9600. U.S. Government Printing Office. 66 pp.
Surveys of the Public Domain book cover Cazier, L. 1976. Surveys and Surveyors of the Public Domain, 1785-1975. USDI Bureau of Land Management. Stock No. 024-011-00083-6. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 228 pp.

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