Item #JEFFSTONE The Jefferson Stone: Demarcation of the First Meridian of the United States. Silvio A. Bedini.

The Jefferson Stone: Demarcation of the First Meridian of the United States

Publisher: Profeesional Surveyors Publishing Co., 1999.
Status: Out of print
Binding: Hardcover.
Condition: New.
Pages: 184

Among the early concerns of the nation's founders was the lack of a national prime meridian, required for establishing longitudes on land. In 1804, when Thomas Jefferson began planning the Lewis and Clark Expedtion, he realized the need for the establishment of a single prime meridian to faciilitate mapping of the expanding nation. This book is a history of the meridian marker which becam known as the Jefferson Stone, a replacement granite monument remains today near the Washington Monument.

Item #JEFFSTONE
ISBN: 0966512014

Price: $45.00

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