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    Topo Map. TOPOGRAPHY. California (San Luis Obisps Co.) Cayucos Quadrangle, including Morro Bay, Los Osos, Cayucos, Pecho Y Islay, Cañada de Los Osos, Los Osos Valley, Montaña de Oro, San Luisito, San Bernardo, Morro, Cayucos, Cayucos Pt., San Geronimo, Estero Bay, Point Estero, Morro Rock.
    Edition of July 1897 Topo Map Printed July 1908 from U. S. Geological Survey, Jul 31, 1908, 3127, Ed. Div. Topographic Maps, Henry Gannett, Chief Topographer, R. U. Goode, Geographer in charge. Triangulation by U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Topography by L. C. Fietcher and U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Surveyed in 1895.
    2041x2660. Photographed by Mike Baird form a copy owned by Freeman Hall.
    Published at morro-bay.com/photos-maps/topo-1897/1897-topo-map-morro-b...

    See imgzoom.cdlib.org/Fullscreen.ics?ark=ark:/13030/hb638nb73... from content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb638nb737/ for an old 1874 topo map of the entire San Luis Obispo County, Courtesy of Dept of Special Collections/UCLA Library, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, 405 Hilgard Ave, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575; www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
    content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb638nb737/?brand=calisphere brought to our attention by Flickr user Charlie www.flickr.com/photos/34844941@N03/

    1. lamoustique 48 months ago | reply

      Here be dragons! I don't know how accurate those maps were, but when you consider how much harder mapmaking was without satellites and other modern tools, I admire the mapmakers of old.
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    2. jkirkhart35 48 months ago | reply

      This sure has some neat history, Mike. Topography maps are really fun, especially when you are in the field using them. Very cool.

    3. oceandrew 48 months ago | reply

      I love that the mouth of the estuary used to be more to the north and Morro Rock was surrounded by water then.

    4. Elizabeth Haslam 48 months ago | reply

      Hey Mike, where did you find that cool map. I wonder if it includes Cambria--not so identified.

    5. mikebaird 48 months ago | reply

      Q: Liz.: "where did you find that cool map. I wonder if it includes Cambria"
      A: A neighbor had the original - does not go up to Cambria in this quadrant, but I'm sure it exists.
      www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/5544645420/comment7215762...

    6. mikebaird 48 months ago | reply

      See imgzoom.cdlib.org/Fullscreen.ics?ark=ark:/13030/hb638nb73... from content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb638nb737/ for an old 1874 topo map of the entire San Luis Obispo County, Courtesy of Dept of Special Collections/UCLA Library, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, 405 Hilgard Ave, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575; www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
      content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb638nb737/?brand=calisphere brought to our attention by Flickr user www.flickr.com/photos/34844941@N03/

    7. Rob DeGraff 48 months ago | reply

      Very cool Mike. Thanks for sharing this.

    8. Crooked Hill [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Very cool find, Mike. I love old maps like this.

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    9. mike_vieira213 48 months ago | reply

      Really interesting, looks like they use to call the estuary Canada. Hmm... ;)

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