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Survey and Sale of Public Lands in the NW Territory

This 2002 book explains how the 1785 Land Ordinance was implemented in a new system of surveying and sales of public lands. The surveying system was first used in Ohio and then used, with modifications, in the remainder of the Northwest Territory and other western U.S. territories. The book also explains each of the …

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History Journals & 19th Century Newspapers

We have a selection of free online history journals, magazines and newspapers from the 1800s and early 1900s from the Great Lakes region and each of it’s five states, at these pages; Great Lakes History Periodicals: Newspapers Illinois History Periodicals Indiana History Periodicals Michigan History Periodicals Ohio History Periodicals Wisconsin History Periodicals We also …

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American Revolution: Correspondence of British Commanders in the West

The “Haldimand Papers” are documents, mainly military correspondence, preserved by Sir Frederick Haldimand, who served as the Governor of the Province of Quebec from 1778-1784. The collection was maintained in the archives of Canada at Ottawa in 1886 when representatives of the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society began visiting the archives to copy documents. …

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Major Online Document Collections

While most entries on History of the Great Lakes States are for individual books, articles or maps, we also have many large website collections of digitized documents. You may be interested in exploring a few of those collections listed below, which have resources related to the whole Great Lakes region or even larger parts …

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