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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John W. Garretson

While Surveyor General William Pelham tended his duties in Santa Fe, the initial fieldwork in the establishment of the rectangular survey system in…


Ehud N. Darling

In the last issue I mentioned that Walter Marmon as well as George Pradt came to New Mexico to survey with Darling without…


The Cruzate Grants

Considering that the Spanish colonizers had more than three centuries to do it, one would assume that the twenty Indian pueblos of New…


Crescit Eundo

Crescit eundo, it grows at it goes, has been the motto of New Mexico since 1851 when the territorial seal was first designated….