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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rensselaer County Map - 1880

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Working in a library can be fun. Yesterday, the archivists in the Fixman Archives at RPI's Folsom Library gave me a hand digging out some old books on Rensselaer County history. I copied chapters from two books on the Town of Grafton which should prove interesting reading. This map is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers; by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published by Everts & Peck in Philadelphia in 1880. I love maps. My office is plastered with them.

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