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Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 20, 2017 03:12PM
As some of you already know, I've been keeping a close lookout for my "final" retirement home to buy in the Upper Peninsula of MI. I love it when doing a search and stumble upon something cool that I wasn't looking for.

Here's a colorful, vintage 1935 map, and a website that allows users to zoom in and out on different sections of the map. The pics on the map by themselves are worth the price of admission! :-)

[www.davidrumsey.com]-

BTW, anyone have links to similar sites?



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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 20, 2017 03:24PM
[www.oldmapsonline.org]

I was actually looking for a map of the Hamptons out to Riverhead that my grandparents had up on their wall. It was from a late 19th century real estate advertisement, which encouraged New Yorkers to buy a small plot (5 acres) out on 'farm country' where they could take the train out, tend their farmlet, and bring their vegetables home for 'healthier living'.
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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 20, 2017 03:38PM
Nice link, cbelt3! thumbs up



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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 20, 2017 05:01PM
No, Rick-o! You're already Up North! Unless you're buying that lodge near Ironwood somebody posted about that's really cheap for what you get... Like fifteen feet of snow every Winter and Summer is July.



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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 20, 2017 05:18PM
"The lake they call Gitche Gumee"

[www.youtube.com]



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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: April 20, 2017 09:02PM
Ricko, I reckon Michigan is home state, eh? I'd love to visit U.P. from all I've read about it over the years, but in summer! I don't think my old bones can take the cold.



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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: April 20, 2017 09:53PM
I think I also posted the Rumsey link, quite a while back: it's an amazing site.
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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 21, 2017 01:19AM
Ever since your link to that Ironwood property a few weeks back, I get real estate spam daily from upper penn area.
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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 21, 2017 03:53PM
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DP
No, Rick-o! You're already Up North! Unless you're buying that lodge near Ironwood somebody posted about that's really cheap for what you get... Like fifteen feet of snow every Winter and Summer is July.

No worries! I plan on being a 3 season Michigander when I fully retire. Winter won't be one of them! big grin smiley

Besides, If I DO hang around for Winter, I'll just step outside after a storm, beat my chest, and LAUGH at what Mother Nature has wrought.



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“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 21, 2017 04:01PM
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GuyGene
Ricko, I reckon Michigan is home state, eh? I'd love to visit U.P. from all I've read about it over the years, but in summer! I don't think my old bones can take the cold.

Yessir, my home state.

Definitely explore the U.P. and hit up the Keweenaw peninsula if you can. It's a short ferry ride from there to Isle Royale, and that place is fantastic! But yeah, Summertime! big grin smiley



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“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 21, 2017 04:02PM
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ka jowct
I think I also posted the Rumsey link, quite a while back: it's an amazing site.

I thought I may have seen this page before. Wasn't sure if it was here, though.

Maybe it was you!



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“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

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Re: Do You Like Vintage Maps? How About "Land Of Hiawatha"?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 21, 2017 04:03PM
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Racer X
Ever since your link to that Ironwood property a few weeks back, I get real estate spam daily from upper penn area.

Not getting that here. But hey, if you see some fantastic deals, let me know!



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