Land measures illustrated ; percentage illustrated ; phonic analysis


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Title:
Land measures illustrated ; percentage illustrated ; phonic analysis
Title (alt.):
Land measures illustrated
Percentage illustrated
Phonic analysis
Description:
America Transformed: This educational poster illustrates the structure of General Land Office township surveys. The top scene depicts surveyors laying out a single section, measuring one mile by one mile and containing 640 acres. The diagram labeled "Township Plat" demonstrates the division of a township into 36 sections, while the "Township Survey" diagram explains that townships are identified in relation to a base line and meridian (representing an X-Y axis). Each parcel of land has a unique numerical identifier such as the 40-acre tract where the surveyors stand could be identified as the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 1, Township 3 North, Range 4 West, 6th Principal Meridian.
America Transformed: Viewpoint: These divisions remind us of the harmful game of wrongful land dispossession. For Native people, these squares represent a systematic disruption of our ancestral ways of life. This diagram reflects the colonial concept of land ownership: packaged up in little squares, as though one can compartmentalize a way of life and sell it. –Rebecca Sockbeson, Ph.D., Penobscot Indian Nation, University of Alberta
Publisher:
Diamond Litho-Pub'g Co.
Date:
1901
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Geodesy--Measurement--Study and teaching
Area measurement--Study and teaching
Meridians (Geodesy)--Study and teaching
Percentage--Study and teaching
Reading--Phonetic method--Study and teaching
Publisher:
[Minneapolis] : Diamond Pub'g Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Double-sided poster. One side explains land measures (rods, acres, townships and principal meridians), percentage and interest. Other side teaches phonics with illustrated examples.
Extent:
2 posters : both sides, color ; 105 x 70 cm
Language:
English
Table of Contents:
Land measures illustrated ; percentage illustrated
Phonic analysis.
Identifier:
06_01_016073
06_01_016082
Call #:
QA135 .L36 1901
Barcode:
39999085942660
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