Bird's Eye View of St. Peter 1870

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Bird's Eye View of St. Peter 1870

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 29, 2017
St. Peter Bird's Eye

Bird's eye view of the city of Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, 1870.

Bird’s eyes were created as a point of town pride in this era, as well as being a promotional piece to attract more businesses. They are useful for town research in addition to being beautiful works of art.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this bird's eye in our collections database.