Collections Carousel – Printing Plate for 1936 Condition Map of Minnesota Trunk Highways

The 1930s may have been a time of economic crisis but that did not stop all progress, including the improvement of roads. This 1936 printing plate for a Condition Map of Minnesota Trunk Highways, published by the State of Minnesota, Department of Highways, in St. Paul, Minnesota, shows that most…

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What Was There

Our helpful researcher and informal techie Marlys has passed along another cool link, this one to an online and mobile application that history lovers will like. The app is called What Was There and it allows users to upload historic photos of places and link them up to Google Maps.…

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Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Another online resource has come to our attention, this one via the Minnesota Historical Society’s Local History News e-newsletter. The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries was created by the William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at The Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. The result of years worth…

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Online Resource for Early Minnesota Maps

While doing research for an upcoming newsletter article, I found another interesting online resource. This one shows digitized images of early Minnesota maps down to the township level. The site is Original Public Land Survey Plat Maps of Minnesota. Click on View the Collection in the left sidebar and follow…

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