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The Curators at Work: Maps

Research Problem for the Curators

You have discovered four maps of the area near Cedar Rapids where the Kelsey family settled.

Use your problem solving and observation skills to decide which date seems most appropriate for each map.

  • Look for evidence of farm development.
  • What changes can you detect from map to map?
  • What can you tell from looking at how color is used on each map?

Clue: Two of the maps share the same year.

Color Map Close-up map Kelsey Bend Map Plat Map
1859 1859 1859 1859
1906 1906 1906 1906
2001 2001 2001 2001

When you think you know the order of the maps, click on one date under each map to see if your observations are correct.



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