Monday, August 22, 2016

History of The Mason Dixon Line to be Presented Tuesday September 6th

Todd Babcock at Mason-Dixon line "Crownstone"
(Waverly, NY) The “History of The Mason Dixon Line" will be presented by Todd Babcock at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) on Tuesday, September 6th from 6:30 - 7:30pm. 

From 1763 to 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon marked out a long-disputed boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland. They cleared a swath up to 9 yards wide through the frontier forest and set 500 pound stone markers at every mile.  Little did they know that the result of their efforts would become the most famous boundary in US history.

Todd Babcock,local surveyor and president of the Tioga Point Museum, has made it part of his life's work to preserve the Mason-Dixon Line and its history for generations to come. As a charter member of the Mason & Dixon Line Preservation Partnership, Todd has worked to inventory the marker stones and replace those that have been lost to time. His work has united his skill as a professional land surveyor with his appreciation of history. Learn more about the Mason-Dixon Line and the efforts to preserve it at this public presentation.

Museum opens at 6pm with admission donations of $4 for SRAC members and $5 for general public accepted at the door.

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