Pontiac Daily Press – Bound Volumes At some time in the past our historical society, with Oakland County Government’s involvement, bound several years of the Pontiac Daily Press into hardbound volumes. There are 45 volumes in the set dating between 1927 and 1939. Each volume contains a month or three of issues of the paper. Note that these books are large and quite heavy as they are bound newspapers.
Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago The 1908 Standard Atlas of Oakland County shows the decline of American civilization as we know it. Okay, it’s not THAT bad, but this is not the most accurate, nor the most attractive, atlas of the three published works (the 1872. 1896, and 1908 atlases). The maps are fine, but they’re not, in my opinion, up to the standards of the earlier books. The
The 1896 Illustrated Atlas of Oakland County is one of the best map resources for 19th century Oakland County, primarily because it’s so darned accurate. The surveyors and publishers of the atlas clearly took their time with these maps. Part of historical map research is map regression – take a location on an old map, and lay newer maps “on top” to physically locate an old feature. This atlas is
This collection of plat maps from the 1872 F.W. Beers Atlas of Oakland County is unique. Most are original scans from the OCPHS collection. Most are 120 DPI images and quite large. Some images are lower resolution – these will be replaced when circumstances allow. Clicking a thumbnail opens a new window. To download a full sized map, click a thumbnail, click again to zoom in, then choose “Save as”