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NICHOLS RELIEF MAP

This one of a kind 1876 relief cast iron map was placed on display by Bob Wilson. The map pieces were brought to Albion by Captain Albert Black. The pieces were assembled by then Postmaster Carey Davis.

The map reflects the states and territories as they existed at that time. Mountain ranges are raised. Large bodies of water are shown in blue. The Dakotas were one territory at that time and Oklahoma is labeled “Indian Territory”.

The map was manufactured between 1876 and 1877 by the Excelsior School Furniture Manufacturing Company of Cincinnati, Ohio and was used for teaching geography. The display case was made and donated by Dale Orr of Orr’s Cabinetry.