Albert A. Schaal

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    Albert A. Schaal (1921 - 1984)
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    Albert A. Schaal was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1921.  He served in the United States Army Air Force in the Pacific Campaign during World War II.  He moved around, living at various times in Boston, Camden (Maine), and Vermont (where he ran a farm), before settling in Peterborough about 1966.  He initially was connected wit the Dufresne and Henry engineering firm in Vermont, but was soon in his own business doing primarily surveying work in Hillsborough and Cheshire Counties.  He designed a hydraulic plow lift for the Fischer snow plow manufacturer of Maine.  Al also loved to sail, and instructed a boating safety course in Peterborough.  He was a President of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association, receiving several awards for the contributions to the surveying profession.  He died in Peterborough on October 30, 1984.

    The survey collection was donated to the Archives by Schaal's family, arranged and transported through the efforts of Bill Bean and Doug Sweet of the NH Land Surveyors Association.  The collection came with a log book, but an index was prepared by Bill Burns, a UNH survey student from Bedford, and Brian Nelson Burford in the Spring of 1993.