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Discover significant places in Minnesota history with the Minnesota Digital Library’s map exhibits. Each map features images, documents, and more from places throughout Minnesota. These primary and secondary sources come from MDL’s contributors from all over the state.

Carnegie Library building in Morris, Minnesota

Carnegie Libraries Map

Explore this map to view a selection of the 66 libraries in Minnesota built with funds from Andrew Carnegie’s corporation.

CCC Tent Camp, Lanesboro

Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in Minnesota

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program administered through the U. S. Army from 1933 through 1942. Minnesota's 148 camps had over 70,000 workers and were spread throughout the state. Explore this map to view a selection of the camps.

Cabins at an unidentified resort in Duluth, 1955-1960

Going Up North: Hotels and Resorts in Minnesota

For over 150 years, people with the means and ability to travel have spent their summer vacations at scenic Minnesota lakes. Visit some of these historic vacation destinations using this map.

Bird's-eye view of Greenbush, Minnesota

Landmarks in Roseau County

Roseau County is located in northwestern Minnesota along the Canadian border, just south of Manitoba. This map includes photographs taken throughout the county that capture moments or places from the past.

Pipestone City Hall

Landmarks in Southwest Minnesota

The counties of southwestern Minnesota are Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Murray, Pipestone, Lincoln, Lyon, and Redwood. This map includes photographs of local landmarks throughout the region.

Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis

Mississippi River Map

This exhibit shows pictures, documents, and maps of several places along the Mississippi River in Minnesota from the Minnesota Digital Library.

A woman is cross country skiing down a gentle slope

Winter Recreation Map

The snowy Minnesota winters mean there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy it. See some examples of winter recreation over the years with this map.

Lake Crystal Postcard

Wish You Were Here! Postcards from Minnesota

MDL contains over 1,000 postcards sent from places all over Minnesota. Many of them also contain messages sent to family, friends, and acquaintances. Explore this map to see where the postcards came from and read the notes on the back.