1962 Official Road Map, Minnesota

Era 5: The Modern "Large Size" Maps, 1962-1966 (Era 5a: The "Blue" Maps, 1962-1964)

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  • Size: 38" x 32" unfolded, 4" x 9" folded
  • Scale: 1 inch = 12 miles
  • Commissioner of Highways: James C. Marshall.


  • The 1962 official map introduced a totally new cartography style to both the main map and all insets. A modified form of this style is still in use today. The original form used on the 1962 map was only used thorugh 1964.
  • The layout of the front of the map is essentially the same as that used in 1961. The 1963 and 1964 maps were nearly identical.
  • The 1962 map used a deep blue coloration for borders - the same color would be used in 1963 and 1964.
  • The back of the map featured city insets loosely arranged around a feature on the history of Native Americans in Minnesota.
  • The 1962 map was themed around the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1962 Dakota Conflict.

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