Every profession is founded on history, because all disciplines grow from early pioneering discoveries.
The foundations of surveying, mathematics, science, law, astronomy were developed long ago.
Civilizations and nations were shaped by knowledge from land surveyors. No land was sold, no towns
platted, no railroads, canals, irrigation channels or roads constructed or mines developed without land
surveyors. Every Rendezvous is devoted to some part of this story.
The Surveyors Historical Society is an international organization dedicated to exploring, preserving and
teaching the accomplishments of surveyors. Our events are international, not national only. The
surveying and mapping of the Oregon Territory, the Salish Sea and the International Boundaries were
just a few of these events.