Minnesota: Hennepin County Library Releases Digitized Collection of Minneapolis City Directories (1859-1917)
From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
The Hennepin County Library announced last week that the city’s directories between 1859 and 1917 have been digitized in a searchable format online.
The books offer a comprehensive listing of who lived where in the city, their family members and occupations. They also document the past locations of city businesses, peppered between ads for haberdasheries, millers and sign makers.
From the Twin Cities Daily Planet:
The expanded access to this treasure trove of local history is made possible in parat by donations from the former Professional Librarians Union of Minneapolis and a grant from the Minnesota Legacy program..
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