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Take a stroll through yesterday with these historical map packages of the Old West!  Are you interested in Ghost Towns, Gold and Gems or both?

Whether you’re looking to locate an old ghost town or your interest lies in gold and gems, you will definitely want one or more of these packages of historical maps!  There are two series which have been compiled by R. N. Preston, an avid collector of old maps for more than 40 years.  See which map package is available for each of the following states:

(*California – the state of California is divided at the city of Merced, CA in covering Northern California and Southern California).

Imagine having 100 years of information compiled into a handy map package revealing many secrets! Browse through our site and discover old ghost towns, learn about gold and gems sites and where they could be found in ten western states.

Gold & Gem Maps

All of the western state gold and gems map packages contain maps with the same format displaying the locations for silver, gold and gem deposits. All maps in this series are in packages measuring 6.5″ x 9.5″. The very readable maps measure 17.5 x 23 when unfolded and should prove valuable as field guides for all enthusiasts of early mining activities, rockhounds, history buffs or amateur treasure hunters!

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Ghost Town Maps

Ghost Towns and Ghost Sites are yours to rediscover as you peruse and study the maps in this collection. All maps included in the Ghost Town series are reproduced from authentic documents on file from various archival collections such as the National Archives. Each packet, measuring 6.5″ by 9.5″, contains maps (18″ x 24″ trimmed) which were selected for quality, age and location details.

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Using Map Overlays

The overlay, which is included with the Ghost Town map series, has been reproduced from a modern map. The purpose is to show the changes in the state over a period of 100 years. Place names may appear on the older map which are absent on the current map because some of these locations may have been early stage stations, mining camps, ranches or early town sites later abandoned.

Using Map Overlays

Dealer Inquiries

Dealer inquiries are welcome! If you have a retail shop, our historical ghost town maps and gem and gold maps can be a nice addition to your inventory and / or catalog. Museums, Gift shops, rock and gold panning supply stores, truck stops, travel agencies, mom and pop stores, novelty shops, and book stores are all perfect places to feature and sell our historical map packages.

If you would like to offer our map packages in your store or catalog, please Contact Us for more information.

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