I find old maps
interesting. For instance, South Florida here used to be one entire
county—Dade with some lovely sounding towns that are for the most part, no
longer around. The upper portion of Dade (from 1895) there to the left
shows such places as Hillsboro (now just a street in Northern Broward),
Hypoluxo (now a street in Palm Beach County), Jewell (which no longer exists
as a town or a street as far as I know) and Progresso (which became Wilton
I found these old maps at the Color Landform Atlas of the United
States, which has more modern maps of the United States. I suppose the
webmaster put these scans of an 1985 road atlas on the site, just because.
I probably would have—they're very beautiful.
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