- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1870 Owatonna Minnesota Map Print. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1870 Map of Owatonna Minnesota Wall Art. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
First incorporated only five years prior to this publication, Owatonna, Minnesota had experienced a significant growth in population following the conclusion of the American Civil War. Immigrants from Scandinavia, Western Europe, and the East and South had flocked to the region during this time to establish farms and dairies in the fertile land around Owatonna. This bird's eye perspective was illustrated and published by Albert Ru ger, a prominent lithographer and early pioneer of the form who produced numerous depictions of towns and cities across the Midwest starting in the middle portion of the eighteenth century.
Owatonna quickly grew after incorporation, and access was expanded by the completion of rail lines through the city and is home to the Steele County Free Fair, which was first held in 1860 and remains a cherished annual tradition that brings visitors to the week-long celebration in August. Located on the banks of the Straight River, Owatonna has developed a rich history and distinct culture that hearkens back to its first settler's roots in European traditions and agrarian lifestyle. Panoramic maps were used as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike and offer a glimpse of towns as they developed and evolved through the years.
This unique depiction bears a distinctive style and classic aesthetic that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating a link between the past and present. Ru ger's work bears his signature flourishes which were designed to identify economic and civic features as well as notable natural attractions.