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An Old Time Atlas

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The Argus was yesterday sliown a very ancient specimen ot an atlas. It s the property of F. Stofflet, and was )icked up by him in an old farm house n Pennsylvania about 30 years ago, vhere lie was then teaching school, lts title i "A Modern Atlas, to ac;ompany ttifc system of geography and ïistory Jfeined, in a catechetical 'orm tor ifJWf families and schools," )y Frederick Butler, A. M. published )y Deining & France, at Wethersiield, ?enn., in 1825. The atlas is enclosed n light paper covers and contains maps of several counties, among them one of the United States. In this map Michigan and Arkansas appear as territories, and all that section of country known as the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Kansas, outside of the state of Missouri is called Missiouri Territory. All the country west of the Rocky Mountains and south of the 42d degree of lati;ude is put down as "Unexplored Country." The information is also conveyed that the number of Indians west of the Rockies was 171,200. It s an ancient little volume and a decided curiosity.


Ann Arbor Argus
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