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Alexandria in 1872

Screen Shot 2019-04-02 at 12.33.58 PM.pngHere’s a fascinating map of the town of Alexandria in 1872. Before the population explosion that started around 1900, mapmakers could be very detailed.

The entire map is here: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4014a.ct001186/?r=0.282,0.062,0.15,0.095,0

But I’ve zoomed in to show you just how detailed it is.

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Can you see yet what it shows? I’ll zoom in more.

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Yep! It has actual names. I’m not sure if these were businesses or residences. My guess is it was a mixture of both.

 

 

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