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W. C. Riddick with surveying instrument he had used in the late 1830s to survey the right-of-way for the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad

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Title:
W. C. Riddick with surveying instrument he had used in the late 1830s to survey the right-of-way for the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad
Topics:
People
University History
Subjects:
College presidents
Surveying -- Instruments
College administrators
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
10 x 8 in.
Item identifier:
0000027
Created Date:
Description:
Wallace Carl Riddick, 1940. President, North Carolina State College, 1916-1923. First Dean of the School of Engineering, 1923-1937. This surveying instrument was formerly the property of the late professor Luther Rice Mills of Wake Forest College and was used in surveying the right-of-way for the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad. Dr. W. C. Riddick, former president of NC State College (father of the Engineering Profession in North Carolina), took his first surveying lesson on this instrument in 1883 and later used the instrument on his first land surveying job for which he was paid $2.50. This instrument was presented to State College by L. R. Mills, II of Scotland Neck and J. G. Mills of Wake Forest, sons of Professor Mills.
Genre:
Photographs
Names:
Riddick, W. C. (Wallace Carl), 1864-1942 more info on Riddick, W. C. (Wallace Carl), 1864-1942 
North Carolina State University -- Administration more info on North Carolina State University -- Administration 
North Carolina State College. School of Engineering more info on North Carolina State College. School of Engineering 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs