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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In August I traveled to Flagstaff where the Arizona surveyors had invited me to speak about Spanish land grants. The Arizona grants were…


Land Grant Trilogy

In the September issue of BENCHMARKS I wrote about HR 1823, the proposed "Guadalupe Hidalgo Land Claims Act of 2001". It is a…


The Surveyors

The Surveyors To praise surveyors I was never timid, I scan the verses of the Iliad, And find Athena at a bound’ry limit…