1959 Official Road Map, Minnesota

Era 4: The Gousha Maps, 1951-1961

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  • Size: 38" x 32" unfolded, 4" x 9" folded.
  • Scale: 1 inch = 12 miles
  • Commissioner of Highways: L.P. Zimmerman


  • The 1959 map was the first to show the Interstate Highway System. The one completed section of I-35 near Owatonna was shown as a standard divided highway. The rest of the future Interstate System was shown with dotted black lines. A photo of the new interstate was shown on the reverse side.
  • City insets and a national highway map were returned to the reverse side of the map after the one year absence in 1958, but in a slightly different arrangement.

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