|Caption||Minnesota Territory, 1849|
|Scope & Content||
Colored Map of Minnesota Territory, adapted courtesy of the Minnesota Territorial Centennial Committee and Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, from an original map prepared in 1849 and first published in 1850. Reprinted and distributed by Minnesota Highway Department, 1949. Border illustrations show early Minnesota historical sites. Map shows the forks of the Crow River in Mdewakanton Country.
The reverse side features "State of Minnesota Department of Highways -100 Years of Progress on Wheels 1849-1949." The evolution of roads is detailed along with highway deficiencies and costs of construction. Interesting facts about Minnesota changes in 100 years in miles of roads, population, farms, products transported, trip times and costs are highlighted in a box.