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Note: Only large lakes are shown. The northern portion of Dakota County was annexed to St. Paul in 1874, becoming part of Ramsey County in the process.
Sources: Historical municipal boundaries adapted from Gilhousen, A Brief History of Municipal Incorporations; schematic urbanized areas redrawn from The Challenge of Metropolitan Growth.
Taylor, Zack, "Figure 5.3 Municipal organization and urbanization in the Twin Cities, 1870.pdf" (2019). Shaping the Metropolis: Institutions and Urbanization in the United States and Canada by Zack Taylor. 13.