Learning Like Lincoln: 
Studying Euclid's Elements and Surveying

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SURVEYOR-- 1833  NEW SALEM

Lincoln the Surveyor, while at New Salem
bronze sculpture at New Salem

 

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Theo

The Scope (upper right) and the Theo (lower) were important instruments that Abraham would own and use while at New Salem

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Theo on its' tripod

Go to Conner Prairie Site for Details about 19th Century Surveying

GUIDE RESOURCES


   

 

Abraham Lincoln and the Books of Euclid


Math is good for you, about Euclid of Alexandria

 

Euclid's Plane Geometry + Abraham Lincoln and his copy of "Elements"

A Power Point presentation

requires Power Point, or Power Point Reader)



*CLICK HERE  for Chapter Nine


Go HERE for the Farming Planning Page


Go HERE  for the "Living with Thomas Lincoln Activity"


---CLICK HERE for land surveying information


 

A Dictionary of Measurement

New Virtual Museum of Surveying for lots of information



Public Land Surveying in America: beginning Surveying the Midwest--19th Century