This atlas of Massachusetts from the earliest days of the U.S. Geological Survey includes 54 detailed maps of the State including towns, roads, railroads, bridges, cemeteries, lighthouses, and other existing structures. The meticulous depiction of topographic features also gives researchers evidence of the natural challenges faced by the people of the times. Hills and bodies of water, for instance, may have discouraged migration or even the intermingling of families which otherwise appear to have been close neighbors. Waterways may have facilitated local travel and commerce by water while the scarcity of bridges would limit access by land to other populations and resources.
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Each map can be displayed in high resolution and enlarged to 800% or more on the screen without loss of clarity (depending on your hardware). Printouts from this product include an obtrusive copyright watermark. Quality print reproductions can be ordered from an inexpensive map-printing service using a link on each map page.
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The product can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. Note that maps are not searchable. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.