We have just created two “new” old topographic maps of Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. It’s a beautiful lake, enjoyed as a summer playground for many years. It’s a short distance from the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
We took portions of two original USGS sheets, matched them together and added a border and title to make attractive wall decorations.
Here are 1907 and 1958 views of Wayzata Bay, the large settlement on the main road from Minneapolis.
These two closeups show how a swampy lowland in 1907 has been filled and drained to make waterways for boat slips by 1958.
The busy settlement of Deephaven was just beginning in 1907. In fact it did not have its modern name when our oldest map was made. But it was a “deep haven” for steamboat visits.
Prints of these maps and other Minnesota lake topo maps can be purchased at our website shop.old-maps.com.
We also have several other historical maps of Lake Minnetonka.