Minnesota in 1850

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Minnesota in 1850

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 10, 2018
county map

This map,  made by Thomas Cowperthwait & Company, shows the organized counties of Minnesota in 1850.

See it in Collection Online or our map page.