1857 United States of America Map.
U.S. States and Possession.
This is an interesting map showing what represented the United States the year Bay County was organized. Michigan was the 26th state to enter the union in 1837. In addition, the states where slavory existed are shown. California, the 31st state in 1850, was physically detached from the rest of the states.
Legend: Dark Green - States, Light Green - Territories, Dark Red - Slave Exporting States, Light Red - Slave Importing States.
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