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Sterling’s role in early 20th-century surveying

Before the widespread use of global navigation systems, accurate surveying was carried out through the systems of traverse, triangulation, and trilateration. The United States Geological Survey regularly published its methodology in the form of the Results of Triangulation and Primary Traverse.  Printed in … Continue reading

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Jack Delano’s photographs of Sterling, May 1940

As a photographer for the Farm Security Administration in the 1940s, Jack Delano produced a wealth of images capturing pre-WWII American life. Included in his thousands of Depression-era images held by the Library of Congress are five photographs that depict life … Continue reading

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Riveting News from Palm Beach, 1963

Deep internet trawling, from The Palm Beach Post, September 9th, 1963:

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