WHAT: Surveying The Chicago Area In The Early Days

WHO: Tanya and Don Smith of Greeley, Howard, Norlin & Smith, an early surveying firm that was established in Chicago in 1854.

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm

WHERE: Large Meeting Room, Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL

MORE DETAILS: They’ll talk about the history of surveying and how our land was divided. On display will be old surveying maps, their antique surveying equipment along with the modern instruments that are used today. They’ll tell the story of how they helped in a surveying dispute with Abraham Lincoln who was one of the early surveyors in Illinois, and other interesting stories of their work over the years.

Light refreshments will be served that will include our Hoffman Estates 59th birthday cake.

Questions? Contact Pat Barch, Hoffman Estates Historian at 847-755-9630.



    Pat; anything from the Smiths on Harry?

  2. Randall E. Siemon, P.E. Conant Class of '75 Says:

    Please put it on skype

    • jrozek Says:

      Hello Randall,

      According to Hoffman Estates Historian Pat Barch, it will be available locally on Channel 6. She is looking into the possibility of viewing a live feed on Skype.

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

  3. Pat Barch Says:

    Randall; Tanya still has not located info on Harry L Emerson designer of the Lion Bridge in 1906. As guest speaker of our Sept. 22nd program the Museum hopes person to person conversations may encourage more effort on their part.

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