Continuing “Giants of Science,” Professor George Davidson traveled to Japan, Italy and Egypt where he did extensive work in setting up irrigation systems for all three countries. He also recorded coast lines and property lines for many countries. After his return in 1876, he was placed in charge of the main triangulation and astronomical work of the Pacific Coast. The records of the computing division show that the results of his observations stand higher than any ever executed in America, Europe or India. Quoting now: “Superintendent Peirce has approved special results and operations of the work as unique in the…

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