Here's a short post to highlight something I found today that might be of interest to some of you. There is a great little mapping tool here at http://www.historicaerials.com/default.aspx that features historical aerials of many areas all across the United States. They only seem to go back to to mid-40's and 50's in most of the areas I poked around in but it appears that other, older parts of the country may see images as early as 1931! This might be helpful to you folks who have addresses for your parents and grandparents and you'd like to see what their surroundings looked like at the time they resided there.
You can even order prints!
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