Nebraska Monument Memorials

Nebraska Deputy State Surveyor Hugh Dillon invented the "biscuit" memorial. Dillon designed a stamp that he impressed into concrete that was poured into muffin pans. The "HD37" memorials were used in the year 1937 during State Application #607 which was mostly in Lancaster County, Nebraska. This survey was one of the best examples of how a retracement survey should take place by first completely researching the records and finding the original GLO stones or the oldest monuments of records. The memorial was placed next to the monument to indicate that Dillon had given his stamp of approval and the memorial also indicated which monument was accepted if there were other monuments in the same area.

Map of State Application #607
(Area where "HD37" memorials were used)

The Hugh Dillon "biscuit" memorial.

© Jerry Penry 2009