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Old 10-10-2012, 02:53 PM
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Default Finally found it!!! Maps baby!!!

Yes Yes Yes after a year or so of seaching the web and local libraries I finally found the maps I have been looking for. The earliest maps I can find for this area are from 1939 but show tons and tons of homes that werent there in the 1970's map. Here is the link to the site all you do is search the town then when you click on the map it will ask you to open or save the PDF file. It will allow you to zoom in and also print sections of the map that you want.

http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/b2c/s...itrex_prd)/.do

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Thanks for the link !!!! WIll take a look

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AWESOME!!!! Thank you so so much! Earliest for my city is 1964, but I'm about fifteen feet from the border of another that I haven't checked yet. So cool! ^_^

Checked the other city. There was an 1894 map, but that one was only for elevation... However, according to the 1972 one for the area, there's a defunct road right by my house that used to have three buildings on it. Yay!

Does anyone know the difference between black, white, and pink squares?
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That is The Site! Thanks for the link.

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How do you search your town? Because I put my town in search and it says no results, am I doing something wrong?

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I even typed in Ohio, it said no results, I must be doing something wrong

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My town wasn't there, but a nearby bigger town was. Then I realized usgs uses "Quadrants", so you might have to figure out which quadrant you're in. That quadrant covered a LOT of area.
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Originally Posted by HipsterKitty View post
AWESOME!!!! Thank you so so much! Earliest for my city is 1964, but I'm about fifteen feet from the border of another that I haven't checked yet. So cool! ^_^

Checked the other city. There was an 1894 map, but that one was only for elevation... However, according to the 1972 one for the area, there's a defunct road right by my house that used to have three buildings on it. Yay!

Does anyone know the difference between black, white, and pink squares?
generally speaking, black is a home or business and white is an outbuilding (usually a barn)

no clue on pink.

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Id love to find some of McFarland, Wi that are zoomable or OLD IE 1900 or so but cant find anything except Madison and those dont go out far enough to the SE.

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THIS POST NEEDS A STICKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The maps are really cool.

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Originally Posted by planerie View post
Yes Yes Yes after a year or so of seaching the web and local libraries I finally found the maps I have been looking for. The earliest maps I can find for this area are from 1939 but show tons and tons of homes that werent there in the 1970's map. Here is the link to the site all you do is search the town then when you click on the map it will ask you to open or save the PDF file. It will allow you to zoom in and also print sections of the map that you want.

http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/b2c/s...itrex_prd)/.do

Hope this is helpful to you guys.
I read this post the other day and followed the link to check it out. I had been to the USGS site before but didnt use this map function. This time however I did a search of my town and also where I grew up, which is rural and where my wifes family owns land, again in a rural area.

These maps went back to 1934 and show alot of old house places that are now gone, unless you know where to look! I downloaded the TerraGo toolbar and I think it is going to be a very handy tool along with the maps. With the TerraGo you can place your pointer on an old house place and get the coordinates, then using GPS(which I already have) I can follow the GPS to whatever old place I want to.

This could be a very handy tool and I appreciate the link information. Now if I could just figure out how to do an overlay with it.

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So I used the maps function for my area and figured out what I had been looking at in this field for the past 10 years. It was one of those areas where you look at it and think that there must have been something there at one time. I look at the 1950's map and sure enough it indicates there was a farm with a couple of buildings and what looks like a hog barn.
I went out there on Sunday and sure enough I find the foundations for both buildings as well as barbed wire enclosures with posts and sheet metal. I hunted for about an hour but it was tough with all of the tall grass and large metal objects. Sad to say no keepers.

Thanks for putting this map sight on the forum, it is really handy.

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Originally Posted by arkansasboy View post
I read this post the other day and followed the link to check it out. I had been to the USGS site before but didnt use this map function. This time however I did a search of my town and also where I grew up, which is rural and where my wifes family owns land, again in a rural area.

These maps went back to 1934 and show alot of old house places that are now gone, unless you know where to look! I downloaded the TerraGo toolbar and I think it is going to be a very handy tool along with the maps. With the TerraGo you can place your pointer on an old house place and get the coordinates, then using GPS(which I already have) I can follow the GPS to whatever old place I want to.

This could be a very handy tool and I appreciate the link information. Now if I could just figure out how to do an overlay with it.
I know this is an older post and you may have figured it out by now.... But what I do is download GOOGLE EARTH, then go to USGS maps. When you find the map you want download the KMZ version and it will automatically overlay the map onto google earth for you. I then use the tools within Google Earth to to mark-up and measure etc.
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hey text or call me at 706-483-4988 i have some questions u may be able to answer about maps and ur detector thanks brandon
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if anyone can come across plat maps for watertown, wisconsin can you please p.m me them? i cannot find anything but birdseye views of this stupid town. watertown is a old town like 1830 old....so i don't see how there isn't any that i can find anyway? please let me know thanks, john

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if anyone can come across plat maps for watertown, wisconsin can you please p.m me them? i cannot find anything but birdseye views of this stupid town. watertown is a old town like 1830 old....so i don't see how there isn't any that i can find anyway? please let me know thanks, john

Here's a plat map of Watertown from 1899.

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/...899/Wisconsin/

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Cool find! thanks so much, just what I've been looking for--Larry
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