This week in history

It’s nearly the 246th anniversary of the completion of the Mason-Dixon Line. Astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon, experts from Great Britain, finished their four-year effort on Oct. 11, 1767.
The Mason-Dixon – long seen as the divider between North and South – settled a Colonial America border dispute and created sections of state lines for Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and present-day West Virginia.
The line has been resurveyed three times over the years, most recently in the early 1960s.

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