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Nineteenth Century Books and Maps
of the
Minneapolis and St. Paul Metropolitan Area

Empson Archives offers reproductions of a variety of published nineteenth and early twentieth century land maps and atlases of the Twin Cities area. Depending upon the type of map, you can find individual buildings and houses, wetlands and streams, railroads, streetcar lines, section lines, roads, townships, rural schools, topography, and property owners.

To check the selection of maps and atlases for your area of interest, select one of the following.

To see the Empson Archives collection of Historic Maps and Atlases by type, select one of the following.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press have reviewed the Empson Archives several times:

These publications are both online and these reviews are or should be available through their web pages at The St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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