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USGS Topographer at Work with JW Powell Quote

July 2022 (approx.)

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Topographer George Stanley Druhot working with a tripod, planetable, and alidade at Kahekili Leap, on the island of Oahu. His two companions are Malcolm Springer and Tai Hai Lau.

Overlaid quote from John Wesley Powell, second director of the U.S. Geological Survey (1881 – 1894): “A Government cannot do any scientific work of more value to the people at large than by causing the construction of proper topographic maps of the country.” 

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