This is the kind of item that gets a professional surveyor excited.
The DNR's Matt Dontz found this original cedar survey post in a stream near Atlanta, in Montmorency County recently. The General Land Office of the U.S. government did the survey of Michigan's townships in 1850. The post was set to mark a section, or quarter corner and were driven into the ground each half-mile. It was preserved by the water, Forestry and Surveying experts agree the find is extremely rare, even with today's GPS technology.
The latest Fed report on student loan debt includes maps showing how all of America's student debt is distributed geographically. Washington DC sure is smart, and broke!
These charts and maps demonstrate a few things: student debt, as a portion of our total national debt, is increasing; student loans are now more likely to be delinquent than any other type of loan; and Washington, DC is educated as ever. DC also has a higher percentage of consumers with student debt than any other state (25.9%), and the highest average student debt per borrower ($41,230). Read more about the distribution of American college debt here at Gawker.com.