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    has anyone here used http://www.usgs.gov/ to find old maps of ghosttowns?

    I live in north eastern Pa and was wondering if anyone else here has focus on checking out old ghost towns? I just put in a request to find some info on 1880-1918 for the area I live in - because I know about 3 exits down the road from me was an older ghost town- I'm just wondering how TH'ers get their maps, and what works best finding old places to dirt hunt?
    anyhow as soon as the weather breaks here!!!!

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    Re: has anyone here used http://www.usgs.gov/ to find old maps of ghosttowns?

    Have you used this site?

    http://www.pennpilot.psu.edu/

    Pick an era, click on a red dot and it gives you an aerial photo. Where are you located? May be able to dig up some old maps for you.

    Brian
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: has anyone here used http://www.usgs.gov/ to find old maps of ghosttowns?

    I'm going to try it out now!!! Thank you! it sounds like what I've been searching for...and the USGS hasn't got back to me so I'm not expecting much in the line of customer service from them. (I usually go local and get maps from DCNR/ the conservation people in the next town sell topos for about $10 each. but it really doesn't help with the older years -and finding out what was there as most of the maps are updated every few years.

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    Re: has anyone here used http://www.usgs.gov/ to find old maps of ghosttowns?

    You Like Maps? I've been working on this for a while.

    You can get those TOPO maps for free!

    You don't have to wait for anyone to respond.

    Just down load them. Hope your not on Dial up!

    This should keep ya busy for a spell! LOL!

    From New Mexico Just for You!





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    http://menotomymaps.com/gold_claim_maps.asp

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    http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/

    http://www.archive.org/details/maps_usgs

    http://www.rare-maps.com/search.cfm?...FRkcswodOwwpsA

    http://www.historicmapworks.com/

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_s..._sites.html#US

    http://www.topozone.com/viewmaps.asp

    http://www.historicmapsrestored.com/statemaps.html

    http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/North_America/

    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/maps/maps.cfm

    http://jdmcox.com/

    http://tides.sfasu.edu:2006/index.php



    [url=http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/index.html]http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/index.html

    http://www3.baylor.edu/Library/Texas...llections1.htm

    http://www.dallaslibrary.org/CTX/murphyandbolanz/

    http://www.texasfreeway.com/Statewide/statewide.shtml

    http://www.birdseyeviews.org/

    http://www.glo.state.tx.us/archives/mapscol.html

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/

    http://libraries.uta.edu/ccon/

    http://houstorian.wordpress.com/old-houston-maps/

    http://www.nau.edu/library/speccoll/index.html

    http://parentseyes.arizona.edu/pimeriamaps/welcome.html

    http://www.brazilbrazil.com/charts.html

    http://www.sharlot.org/archives/maps/index.html

    http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/AZ/state.htm



    Arizona

    http://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/brows...OROOT=/shmmaps


    http://www.sharlot.org/archives/maps/azlist.html


    New Mexico

    http://www.netstate.com/states/maps/nm_maps.htm

    http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historical...ico/index.html

    http://www.historicmapworks.com/Brow.../New%20Mexico/

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/new_mexico.html

    http://atlas.nmhum.org/

    http://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/item_...B=1&DMROTATE=0

    New York

    http://etc.usf.edu/maps/galleries/us/newyork/index.htm

    Pennsyvania

    http://www.mapsofpa.com/

    Texas

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histo...ex_cities.html

    http://www.texasfreeway.com/Statewide/statewide.shtml





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    us
    Mar 2011
    Winter Springs, FL
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    Re: has anyone here used http://www.usgs.gov/ to find old maps of ghosttowns?

    WOW you really have been working on getting a list of maps...very impressed

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    Mar 2009
    Tuscarawas County, Ohio
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    Re: has anyone here used http://www.usgs.gov/ to find old maps of ghosttowns?

    Historic mapworks is a pretty kick a$$ place for old maps especially if you're more towards the east coast.
    http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/North_America/

    Also, MyTopo Historical Maps is a good place for old topo's. Towards the east coast again.
    http://historical.mytopo.com/

    PA is on both these sites.

    -Swartzie
    Keep calm and dig on

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2010
    Eugene, Oregon
    Bounty Hunter Prospector
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    Re: has anyone here used http://www.usgs.gov/ to find old maps of ghosttowns?

    It may not be as technically accurate, but I've always liked http://www.ghosttowns.com. It gives a decent description sometimes, and a lot have directions.

 

 

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