With the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803, Americans claimed federal authority of the nearly 530 million acres in March of 1804 and needed a way to claim, purchase and record property. Join us as we take a look into how Missouri was surveyed and how the pioneering surveyors divided more than 44 million acres of the Show-Me State, along with some stories from days gone by. Matt Thomas, the presenter, is a surveyor and comes from a long line of surveyors in central Missouri.
The Missouri State Museum's "Landing After Hours" program is held the first Wednesday of each month and the program will start at 7 pm.
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