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165 years ago, on March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th U.S. state. The Mitchell S. Augustus map of Florida below, courtesy of the Central Florida Memory digital collection, was published the next year, in 1846. The maps includes tables of mileage along various routes, insets of Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Saint Augustine Harbour, and denotes forts and battlefields.

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On February 26, 1919, an act of the U.S. Congress established most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (Grand Canyon National Park). The map of the Grand Canyon National Park map below, published in 1919, is courtesy of the Library of Congress Map Collections, 1500-1999.

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220 years ago, on November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th U.S. state. This map of North Carolina published around the same time, ca. 1799, is courtesy of North Carolina Maps digital collection, part of a larger Documenting the American South collection.

North Carolina map from Joseph Scott's New and Universal Gazetteer (ca.1799)

North Carolina map from Joseph Scott's New and Universal Gazetteer (ca.1799)


Libraries, museums, and archives of North Carolina state have created 6 digital collections included in the Opening History aggregation:
Folkstreams.net collection
North Carolina Experience, Beginnings to 1940 collection
North Carolinians and the Great War collection
Oral Histories of the American South collection,
Southern Homefront, 1861-1865 collection, and
William Gedney: Photographs and Writings collection.

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