Author: Fred Roeder, LS

Fred Roeder, LS

Fred Roeder lives in Tularosa, New Mexico. He emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1957 and spent most of his surveying career in the Southwest, working for the U.S. Forest Service. Now retired, he started writing a regular column for the New Mexico Professional Surveyors Newsletter in 1988. In 1994, NMPS produced Antepasados, a book of his columns. Many surveyors are good writers, especially about technical or legal matters. However, it's not often that we find a surveyor/story-teller who can present historical facts in a manner that makes them fun to read. Fred Roeder is such a writer and we are pleased to present more than 80 of his stories here. Bibliography is a list of the books Fred used in his writings, and includes a numbered index of the articles. Index is a list of all the articles Fred has written and when. Editor's pick: The King Who Had No Title
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The Aqueduct

About fifty miles northwest of Madrid and near the western slopes of the Sierra de Guadarrama lies the ancient city of Segovia. The…



BIBLIOGRAPHY The numbers in brackets at the end of each entry correspond to a numbered index of Fred’s articles (see below) Abbott, Jacob….


The Baca Floats

By some accounts Don Luis Mara Cabeza de Baca was a miserable fellow. One of Nuevo Mexicos ricos [rich], he claimed as his…


A Ghost Story

The following is a German legend which I found in a collection of folk-tales "Das Grosse Buch der Volkssagen" by Edmund Mudrak, upon…