The end of the month sneaks up on me so quickly that I can hardly keep track of it. Already, it is the end of July and time to search our map drawers for an August Map of the Month. So many to choose from . . . .
I settled on a Morrison County highway map from 1936. It was produced by the State of Minnesota. The map features a distinctive 1930s-style font. The print within the map itself is tiny. You practically have to put your nose upon it to read it, but what’s exciting is that it shows cemeteries, schools and churches, along with gravel pits, town halls, mines and quarries, and, if you really look closely, lines of telephone poles. If you’re willing to take the time, this map will show you features that aren’t typical of most highway maps.