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From: Pam Rietsch <>
Subject: 1895 ATLAS COMPLETE!
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 22:49:01 -0500
Well almost 16 months after I began the project, the data entry portion of
the 1895 Atlas is complete. All of the states, except Alaska (which has a
map only) plus the District of Columbia have data which shows what towns
where around in that time period. Each town also shows the population, the
county it is located in, where in the state it is located, whether it has a
post office, a railroad station or an express office.
This is especially helpful if you have some sort of a record from either
the 1880 census or the 1900 and in some case state census of 1885 where it
shows a town that cannot be found on current maps. So many small towns over
the years have either totally disappeared, or been merged with other larger
towns and have for all intents and purposes vanished.
The nice thing about this project is that you can also download a map of
the state also to see the exact placement of your town in question.
Watch the site over the next few months as I intend to do lots more to make
it more user friendly....and will also be scanning in the world maps that
came with the atlas. I will not have data for them, but I think the old
maps could prove useful in research.
The site can be found at: http://www.ismi.net/lcmigw
Several people have had difficulties in printing out the maps, so I now
have a special page set up with instructions on how to accomplish this
feat, just a click away.
If there is anything I can do that would help you to use the Atlas better,
please feel free to contact me. Remember to do your "hug homework" !
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As always, the cost for this information is for you to go out and give
someone a hug right now, whether they feel they need it or not because time
is so fleeting, they may not be there next time you have the urge.
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