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How road maps were made in 1940

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Making road maps might seem like a mundane or even obsolete task today, but this 1940 video portrays it as a heroic endeavor. The gung-ho narrator describes how draftsmen continuously updated maps based on reports from “road scouts” who drove the country’s fast-expanding road network and sent back details on route changes: “It’s swell teamwork on the part of everyone that gets speedy, accurate information on modern road maps!”


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The cartographers who stomped around the Pine Barrens in New Jersey had a good time when they mapped out "The Square" as we call it. My grandpop followed them around and watched a guy from  'National Geographic' set the monuments on Jeremiah Mount and Governors Hill. :tu:

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