Survey Line b: “Partial Mile Between Sections 9 & 16”
Original Land Survey, Twp 7N, Rge 9E, 9-16 E
This was an unusual partial survey line, since neither its start nor its end was at a section corner; instead, Deputy Surveyor Orson Lyon ran a transect from shore to shore across what is today called Frautschi Point. At the end of the traverse, Lyon described the land as follows: “On west side of lake. Land rolling 2nd rate Timber Black & White Oak Undergrowth grass.” [sic.] This suggests fairly open forest or even savanna.
Learn how to read and interpret this data with the help of our page Original land survey notes for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve vicinity, December 1834.