View of Lansing, Ingham County, M.I., 1866 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.
This colorful bird’s-eye view print of Lansing, Michigan was drawn and published by Albert Ruger, Chicago Lith. Co. in 1866. Lansing was still a young city in 1866.
The small Grand River lumber village was transformed, in 1847, into Michigan’s capital city, as it was relocated there from Detroit.
Michigan State University was established in East Lansing in 1855 as Michigan Agricultural College. Classes began in 1857 in the study of science and liberal arts, with three hours of daily manual labor required. The college received national attention when Abraham Lincoln enacted the First Morrill Act of 1862, using the institution as a model for other U. S. state operated schools.
Lansing earned city status in 1859, and was well on its way to becoming a state business and educational center.
The map includes labeled streets, buildings, waterways and railroad route. It features inset illustrations of the New Capitol and the State Agricultural College.
Features references to the following locations:
- State Offices.
- State Reform School.
- Union School Houses.
- Michigan Female College.
- Lansing Academy.
- Congregational Church.
- Universalist Church.
- Methodist Church.
- Episcopalian Church.
- Baptist Church.
- 1st Presbyterian Church.
- 2nd Presbyterian Church.
- German Methodist Church.
- Catholic Church.
- Lutheran Church.
- Free Will Baptist Church.
- Fair Ground.
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