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Old park maps
« on: November 21, 2018, 10:59:19 AM »

A thread I started about old park roads got me thinking about the park maps in my road map collection, and how I don't have any really old ones.  Well, I recently did some searching on google and ebay for old Starved Rock State Park (Utica, IL,) maps, and I won an auction for an old park map and guide from 1940 (Should be arriving Monday), plus I came upon this gem (from a Gizmodo article about a triple murder that occured at the park in 1960)

Anybody else collect old park maps? State, provincial, national, county, whatever?
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Re: Old park maps
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 02:53:02 PM »

I collect National Park maps, some of them have become decently vintage by now.  I have them all hanging up in my garage between highwah shields.  I really like how the NPS in particular has glossed fold out maps for visitors.  Usually I request two copies for each new Park I visit.  BLM maps can be decent too but only if they have visitor centers, otherwise I go for their trail maps. 


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Re: Old park maps
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 08:24:37 PM »

I have a bunch of NPS unigrids.  I pick one up when I visit a site.
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