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From: RUBYdakoda <>
Subject: Re: DON'T MISS THIS SITE--'MOA'
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 10:09:08 EST
Jill, this is one of most awesome sites I've ever seen.
I did the simple search....typed in Hog Cholera (because My G. Uncle left Iowa
where he was farming Hogs.....because of the Cholera)and got 3 returns..then I
typed in Washington Territory and got about 70 returns......unbelievable!
There are journals and books there that we'd never be able to see or read.
What is wonderful is that most of have indexes so you can see what's inside
the book or journal....and just go to the page you want to see. I suggest
that you size the page 50%....the default is set at 75%.
Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to have to take a week off and do some
exploring!....non kidding virtual library......it's wonderful.
In a message dated 3/21/98 1:07:40 AM, wrote:
>This is the 'MAKING OF AMERICA' or 'MOA' site created by the University of
>Michigan through a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. If you haven't
>seen it, you are in for something very different from what we are all used
>to. The site is a virtual library of 4,058 19th century books and
>journals---but here is the amazing part.... each and every page of the
>4,058 books and journals has been scanned in its original state, so we see
>a graphic image of the original document!!