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United States Military Academy
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1800-1829DateCreated: 1813On the Hudson RiverWest PointState: NYZip: 10996Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/united-states-military-academy-at-west-point/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas , Thayer, Sylvanus

In 1794, Congress authorized and President Thomas Jefferson signed into law the raising of a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers (now the United States Army Corps of Engineers) to be educated and stationed at the newly created United States Military Academy. The U.S. Military Academy was the first school of engineering in America to offer formal instruction in civil engineering. 

YearAdded:
1978
Image Credit: Original Image: Public Domain (US Army)Image Caption: United States Military AcademyEra_date_from: 1813
Cranetown Triangulation Site
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Boundaries & SurveysEra: 1800-1829DateCreated: 1817Kip's Castle ParkEssex CountyState: NJCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Cranetown-Triangulation-Site/Creator: Hassler, Ferdinand

The precise system of measurements provided today by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey originated with an act of Congress under the administration of Thomas Jefferson in 1807 that funded work on "an accurate chart" of America's coastal waters. Intended to aid sea-going commerce, the first work on this project, carried out in 1816 and 1817, helped establish a complex grid of geodetic reference points on which much of our land- and sea-based navigation now depends. 

YearAdded:
1986
Image Credit: Source: http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/theodolites/hasslers_first_sketch.html (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)Image Caption: Cranetown Triangulation SiteEra_date_from: 1817
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