Map or Atlas
This is a cadastral map and shows proposed lot and block numbers for a paper city on the banks of the Rock River. Also shown are two public squares and some lots marked in black.
Image ID: 106718
Creation Date: 1836 ca.
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: Map Collection
Genre: Map or Atlas
Original Format Type: prints, fine-art
Original Format Number: GX9029 W811 1836 E
Original Dimensions: 42 x 41 cm., on sheet 48 x 44 cm.
"Paper cities" were communities proposed by land owners and developers who hoped to lure settlers to a specific site. They were laid out on paper to entice investors before they were actually constructed on the ground. Most were never built.
Cities and towns
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