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Featured Blog Posts – June 2011 Archive (1)

Birds-eye map (1875)

This is a clip from an 1875 "birds eye" map showing my house.  

According to a local historian, the town summoned artists to prepare such a map by lifting them in a hot-air balloon, from which they would prepare drawings of the neighborhood one block at a time.  The original of this particular map,…

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Added by A Polzin on June 4, 2011 at 12:11pm — 4 Comments

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