Today, if someone wants directions, they can just go online and find a map to practically anywhere. But this is just a recent development. Before the internet, we needed actual physical maps to figure out where we were going. The NSHS holds a large collection of maps relating to Nebraska, including this one showing Nebraska Territory.
This is just one of over 3000 maps, including State/Territorial maps, county maps, city maps, plat maps, railroad maps, soil survey and drainage district maps, etc. See our website for a sample of maps from the collections. For more information about the map collection, contact the Library/Archives.
-Tom Mooney, Curator of Manuscripts