The Mason-Dixon Line came to symbolize the division between the north and the south in America. What was its original purpose?
Two surveyors, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, settled a dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland over the location of the boundary between them. The survey of the 223 mile-long line took from 1765 to 1768.
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