Thursday, July 19, 2007

Historical Photographs: 1918 Vintage Car

One of the U.S. Geological Survey's first cars. Circa 1918. From the Gerald Fitzgerald album. U.S. Geological Surveycirca 1918 One of the U.S. Geological Survey's first cars. Circa 1918. From the Gerald Fitzgerald album. High Resolution Print Version (PDF) 972 KB High Resolution Download File (TIF) 1.27 MB
Historical Photographs: These photographs were made Web accessible in response to demands from the public and the media for historical photographs of USGS mappers at work.

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Mission: The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

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Our History: The United States Geological Survey was established on March 3, 1879, just a few hours before the mandatory close of the final session of the 45th Congress, when President Rutherford B. Hayes signed the bill appropriating money for sundry civil expenses of the Federal Government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1879. Our History.

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