December 2003

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Michael J. Pallamary really surveys the San Diego scene in his new book. “Lay of the Land: The History of Land Surveying in San Diego County” charts Gen. Stephen Kearny’s corps of surveyors during the Mexican War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that established the new border between the United States and Mexico, the county's changing boundaries, the relocation of the San Diego River, the transformation of False Bay to Mission Bay and many other developments.

Pallamary worked on this book for 20 years. Previously he co-wrote “The History of San Diego Land Surveying Experiences” and the university textbook “Advanced Land Descriptions.” The new book, published by http://www.1stbooks.com/, is $24.50 for the paperback or $5.95 for the electronic book.

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