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Dyer's Birdseye view of Phoenix (1885)

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Birdseye view of Phoenix (1885)
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When C.J. Dyer drew this birdseye map of Phoenix, Arizona in 1885, the town had a population of around 3,000 people. After posting many decades of strong growth throughout the 20th century, the town has swelled to it's current size of 1.45 million people [2010].

The map is quite well-done, and I'll advise you to pay special attention to the title (center, bottom) which is among the more handsome and creative title treatments that I've come across. For more map resources and imagery from this period in Phoenix's history, check out the Arizona Historical Society's Library and Archives.

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