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    Apr 2013
    Between Buffalo and Rochester, NY
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    Digging deep for old maps

    Google maps, archives, etc are great for generic areas. One trick that was given to me by a friend was to search google for "comprehensive plan" with the name of your town. Most smaller towns will have historic sites marked right on the maps for you with bits of history attached. They will usually also cite the sources of that information. Luckily I have one of those small towns around me that has opened up a wealth of information. Where the old stations were on the abandoned tracks, unmarked stations where people boarded, 1800's picnic areas, old schools, post offices, etc. Now to track down the current owners and get permission...
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    us
    Jan 2012
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    Good tip! I'll have to give that a try.

    My personal favorite source of old maps is the Sanborn fire maps.
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    Mar 2018
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    Not sure if treasurepirate69 is still on here but Sanborn fire maps are amazing...i was able to locate some great information regarding a buried treasure around me! thanks again!
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