I am hurtling through space, swept by a current of time, sharpening my observant eye while riding the trajectory. Can I see a rocky ridge, thriving vegetation, a fence post or weathered sign without questioning the impact of human occupation of the land? As the United States expanded westward from the original thirteen states, a national survey system allowed public domain of the territories. Handwriting by surveyors from a prior century overlaid on contemporary imagery prompts the questions: What routes do we travel on a daily basis? What impact do we have on the world we live in?