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. You have to set up an account in order to upload photos, but  you don’t need an account to search for the photos that have already been uploaded.

Marlys has uploaded some Morrison County pictures, mostly in the Pierz/Buckman area, so if you do a search for “Morrison County, Minnesota,” you can see how the app works. No pictures of Little Falls or most other parts of the county have been uploaded yet, so there’s plenty of opportunity for you to dig out past location photos from your personal collection and add them to the site. If you do so, please let us know so we can check them out.

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