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#ThrowBackThursday: 1882 Map of Plymouth

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#ThrowBackThursday: 1882 Map of Plymouth, MA
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library collects and preserves maps and atlases dating back to the fifteenth century, many of which are available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, and other public programs.
This map of Plymouth, Massachusetts was published in 1882 by O.H. Bailey & Co., a cartography company,
Here’s what the BPL website says:
“As if recalling the Mayflower’s approach from the sea across Cape Cod Bay, the artist views the town from the northeast looking inland toward the southwest. Using this perspective, he emphasizes not only the harbor and waterfront activities, but also centrally positions Town Brook, where six major industrial complexes were located.”
You’ll notice that the legend highlights the factories that made up the Town’s main industries at that time; iron foundries, tacks and rivets, boots and shoes, and woolens. The legend also notes three historic monuments; Faith Monument (now formally called National Monument to the Forefathers), Soldier’s Monument (located on the Town Green on Sandwich Street), and Plymouth Rock. 
Click here for an interactive version of this map.
Want more historical maps? Check out this 1605 map of Plymouth Harbor.

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