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Old Posted Sep 3, 2013, 1:54 AM
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The townships north and south of North Avenue were surveyed at different times, and the surveyors were instructed to make all the mile-square sections the same acreage wherever possible. Remember, they were surveying farmland way out on the prairie so it could be sold, not laying out a future city. The idea of putting roads on those section lines was still 30 years in the future, and the idea of driving faster than 8 mph was still 70 years in the future.
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