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The Restless Surveyor

Epaphras Hoyt was never idle - and surveyed many places, from Massachusetts, to Maine and Connecticut.
Recent Posts By David Bosse Librarian and Curator of Maps Rarely was Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850) of Deerfield idle. When not attending to his duties as postmaster, or register of d… http://historic-deerfield.org/blog/restless-surveyor/

The End of the Line

The work of Deerfield residents in the 1800s leads to creating the base line for mapping the state of Massachusetts.
Recent Posts By David Bosse, Librarian & Curator of Maps In the early winter of 1830, the Massachusetts legislature passed an unfunded mandate that directed every town in the C… http://historic-deerfield.org/blog/end-line/