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The Granite State in Maps, 1756, 2003

New Hampshire has roots in British colonial history, beginning as part of Massachusetts before it became its own state in 1788. Over the past three centuries or so, explorers and others have seen fit to map the Granite State for purposes political, cultural, and otherwise. This great digital collection from Dartmouth College brings together over 125 maps dating from the early 1770s all the way up to 2003. Visitors can search through the maps as they see fit or they can scroll through all of these cartographic gems. First-time visitors may wish to start with the remarkable 1773 map and then move on to the engaging 1860 township and rail road map of the state. It's an amazing collection and one that will delight geographers and anyone with an interest in New England history.
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