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Michigan Birdseye Maps (1866 - 1889)

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Help students explore their community from the past. Birdseye maps show businesses, industries, and lanscapes.

A section of an illustrated map of Jonesville. The city is shown from a birds eye perspective. There a roads, buildings, and a train on the map.