Famous Vermonters

surveying : the measurement of dimensional relationships, as of horizontal distances, elevations, directions, and angles, on the earth's surface especially for use in locating property boundaries, construction layout, and mapmaking.

grant : a financial bestowment from a government

Surveyor General : the person in charge of mapping and surveying the land in a state or territory.

millwright : A mechanic whose job is to build mills, or to set up their machinery. 

charter : the document by political, or other institution creates when forming, which  defines its privileges and purposes

predecessor : a person who came before someone in a family line. 

environmentthis term refers to the natural world as perceived by humans, including plant and animal life, as well as the natural landscapes they inhabit.

almanac : a book containing facts and information on a given topic.  In this case it is a book that combined information on the weather, seasons, and geography of Vermont.

ironic : when something happens that is the opposite outcome than one would expect.

blacksmith : someone who forges metal objects with an anvil and a hammer.

sphere : a three-dimensional shape where all points on its surface are an equal distance from its center.

engrave : to carve, cut, or etch something into a hard material.

terrestrial : something relating to the earth, its surface, or its inhabitants.

celestial : something relating to the sky or outer space.

naturalist : someone knowledgeable in natural history, zoology or botany.