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26 March 2011

History Lesson


Charles Mason (Oakridge Lynch, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, April 1728 – Philadelphia, October 25, 1786) was an English astronomer who made significant contributions to 18th-century science and American history, particularly through his involvement with the survey of the Mason-Dixon line, which came to mark the division between the northern and southern United States (1764–1768).

 Jeremiah Dixon (July 27, 1733 – January 22, 1779) was an English surveyor and astronomer who is perhaps best known for his work with Charles Mason, from 1763 to 1767, in determining what was later called the Mason-Dixon line.

Mason D?, hmmm ?...let's see if he approves.

(info courtesy Wikipedia)

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