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Name: Indiana Engineering Society

Historical Note:

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<p><span style="font-size: small;">"During the winter of 1880-81, a correspondence was carried on in the northern part of the State between W. A. Osmer, of Cass county, and others, and in the southern part of the State on the part of J. C. Pulse, of Decatur county, and others, in which the expediency of forming a permanent organization of the County Surveyors of the State of Indiana was discussed, which resulted in issuing of the following notice to the County Surveyors of the State."</span></p>

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<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Source:</em></span></p>

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<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Indiana Engineering Society. "Annual report of the Indiana engineering society (incorporated) Proceedings of the society." Indianapolis, IN: 1881-1930.</em></span></p>

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<p><span style="font-size: small;">According to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana</span></span> members of the Indiana Engineering Society are county surveyors and other civil engineers of the state of Indiana. &nbsp;The society is also one of the oldest and most vigorous in the United States.</p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;">Previous names that the Indiana Engineering Society went by are: Association of County Surveyors and Civil Engineers of the State of Indiana, 1881-1886; Indiana Society of Civil Engineers and Surveyors of the State of Indiana, 1887-1890; Indiana Engineering Society (of the State of Indiana), 1891-end. The first meeting was held in Indianapolis, Indiana and the first president was W. A. Osmer of Logansport.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Source:</em></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&nbsp;"A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana." </em>Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company, 1916. Retrieved from on July 7, 2009 from: <a href="http://www.ritner.net/FarmerJoe.html">http://www.ritner.net/FarmerJoe.html</a></span></p>

Note Author: Shauna Borger

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