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Patrick Putnam takes notes on the Navajo Reservation. Below, Rufus Putnam was the first U.S. surveyor general.

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BLM official follows in footsteps of ancestor who was country's first surveyor general

Patrick Putnam recently followed in the footsteps of his ancestor, Rufus Putnam, appointed by George Washington as the country's first surveyor general from 1796 to 1803.