The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, March 04, 2002

Progresso, Florida

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 Manors).

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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