Old Maps

If you like old maps, there is a neat resource on line.

Ah, the Rio de Yuba.

How cool is this? The red lines are bike paths. This map is from 1896.

2 thoughtful messages from friendly readers:

SkiTheStars said...

P.R. = proposed railroad? Where did you find the maps? thanks, Doug

AbbotOfUnreason said...

F&P are the condition of the path: fair and poor.

R&H are the grade: rolling and hilly.

According to the key, anyway.

Old Maps Online is at this address http://www.oldmapsonline.org/#bbox=-122.013477,39.011469,-121.013721,39.407305&q=&datefrom=1000&dateto=2010. You can move the base map around to focus on an area and then old maps are linked in the right hand column.