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Jerry Penry, LS
Jerry Penry is employed by Lancaster County Engineering in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has been a licensed surveyor since 1994 specializing in section corner monumentation and GPS surveying. He has presented surveying seminars with a historical aspect combined with modern day application. His special interests in this field include extensively researching historically relevant information, making the original surveyors' work come alive. His meticulous research and thorough writing sheds light on the original surveyors' tools, conditions and limitations. He is also very knowledgeable in various other historical matters including railroad history. He has written numerous surveying articles for newsletters, magazines and journals, and has authored or co-authored several books including The Chicago and North Western Cowboy Line: A History of the Longest Rail-to-Trail Project in America, and The Sunrise Serenade: A World War II Bomber Crew Story.

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Saturday, 20 August 2016 The Gold Tree Jerry Penry, PS
Saturday, 25 June 2016 Comparing Two Brickkilns Jerry Penry, PS
Saturday, 28 November 2015 Talbert Abrams—The Father of Aerial Photogrammetry Jerry Penry, PS
Thursday, 04 June 2015 Meades Ranch Jerry Penry, PS
Thursday, 04 June 2015 Meades Ranch Jerry Penry, PS
Sunday, 05 April 2015 When Bench Marks & Section Corners Collide Jerry Penry, PS
Sunday, 29 June 2014 The McShane Corner Jerry Penry, PS
Friday, 02 May 2014 The Early Vertical Datums of the U. S. Geological Survey Jerry Penry, PS
Friday, 27 September 2013 Sacred Mountain—Climbing Inyan Kara Jerry Penry, PS
Friday, 23 August 2013 The American Theodolite Jerry Penry, PS, and David Lee Ingram, PS
Friday, 24 May 2013 The Missouri River Commission Survey Jerry Penry, PS
Friday, 22 March 2013 Tracer Triangulation Jerry Penry, PS
Friday, 25 January 2013 The Vérendrye Plate Jerry Penry, PS
Friday, 16 November 2012 Invar—The Breakthrough for a Low Expansion Alloy Jerry Penry, PS
Saturday, 11 August 2012 The Deadwood Datum Jerry Penry, PS
Sunday, 17 May 2009 Survey Or No Survey: The Unlicensed Land Surveyor Jerry Penry, LS
Wednesday, 30 April 2008 The Receding Railroads Jerry Penry, LS
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 Illegal Fences of the Great Plains Jerry Penry, LS
Saturday, 27 October 2007 The Father of Government Mapmaking: Henry Gannett Jerry Penry, LS
Tuesday, 09 October 2007 Monument Memorials Jerry Penry, LS
Thursday, 26 July 2007 End of the Line: Monumenting the Northern Terminus of the Sixth Principal Meridian Jerry Penry, LS
Thursday, 31 May 2007 $250 Fine or Imprisonment for Disturbing This Mark Jerry Penry, LS
Saturday, 31 March 2007 Woodward's Ice Bar Jerry Penry, LS
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 Message in a Bottle Jerry Penry, LS
Sunday, 31 December 2006 Denver's USGS Mapping Center Jerry Penry, LS
Sunday, 31 December 2006 NGS Celebrates 200th Anniversary Jerry Penry, LS
Thursday, 30 November 2006 Rocky Mountain High - Finding the Western end of the 6th PM Base Line Jerry Penry, LS
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 The Making of a Better Monument: The Harrison Marker Company Jerry Penry, LS
Saturday, 30 September 2006 State Surveys of the Great Depression Jerry Penry, LS
Thursday, 31 August 2006 Court Ordered Corners Jerry Penry, LS
Thursday, 31 August 2006 Testimony or Trickery Jerry Penry, LS
Saturday, 31 December 2005 First Guide Meridian East Jerry Penry, LS
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 Mapping the Missouri Jerry Penry, LS
Saturday, 30 April 2005 Death of a Deputy Surveyor Jerry Penry, LS
Friday, 31 December 2004 Monuments of Sand Jerry Penry, LS
Sunday, 31 October 2004 Lewis and Clark's Tower Butte Jerry Penry, LS
Wednesday, 30 June 2004 Unintentional Double Monumentation Jerry Penry, LS
Wednesday, 31 December 2003 The Line Between Sandstone & Quartzite Jerry Penry, LS
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