The Mason-Dixon Line

by An Ordinary Man (the novel)

Between 1763 and 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland to settle a property dispute.  A hundred years later, during the Civil War era, the Mason-Dixon Line became synonymous with the political divide between the North and the South.

Iowa State University

Iowa State University

In the story, its significance has absolutely nothing to do with geography or politics ….