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99gprix
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I seem to recall a website that had old satellite images, from the 40's 50's etc. and can't remember the name of. I looked around the forum for a while, and can't remember the title of the thread it was in, or the website. Sorry, Im a noob. I don't mean to be :-)
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Hockey_player
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Post Number: 321
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There weren't any satellites until the first in 1957, and none that took photos until years later, so you're not going to find any such thing.
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Esp
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Post Number: 44
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://tools.comm.wayne.edu/me dia/low_res/aerial_photos/inde x.htm
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Dnvn522
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Post Number: 207
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a thread a while back about old aerial photos that were taken by plane or balloon.
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99gprix
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Post Number: 17
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Esp!!! You Roole!!! Thank you. Im gonna book mark it now. :-)
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3rdworldcity
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Post Number: 567
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Dept. of Agriculture (or its predecessor)took aerial photos of every acre of agricultural land in the U.S every 2 years starting in the mid-'30's Those photos are archived at the Library of Congress in Washington and are for sale at a reasonable price. I have used this source to obtain photos taken in TX from '38 to'42 showing that the course of a river had changed significantly during that period, w/ very significant legal consequences.

The photos were of very high quality and showed all surface features including wagon tracks etc.

I'll bet they have many photos of then-suburban Detroit.
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Rsa
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Post Number: 1055
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

this site might be useful to you also: http://detroit1976.naviciti.co m/
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99gprix
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Post Number: 18
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rsa, thats a really cool site. Really shows how downtown shrank through the century. Incredible!
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 135
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 5:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank You Esp. It's in my favs now. And you too, Rsa.
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Esp
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Post Number: 45
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 6:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

3rdworldcity, are Dept. Agriculture photos searchable online? I'm not having any luck on Library of Congress site?

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