We’ve gone through another round of digitization through the Minnesota Digital Library. This time, we chose to have 3 unusual plat books digitized. All three have hardcovers, but appear to have been specially made as scrapbooks, where the maps have been cut from another source and pasted onto the pages of the books.
All came from the collection of John Vertin, who was a land dealer and insurance agent in Little Falls. He was also city treasurer for 40 years. The plat books date 1902, c. 1902-1907, and c. 1912. We know of no other copies of plat books from these dates, so digitizing them was the best way we could find to preserve them while still allowing access to the data within.
The books can be found on Minnesota Reflections under the Morrison County Historical Society’s collections.