The Oxbow, Connecticut River at Northampton,
USGS map, 1886
Geographic information (down to the level of street addresses) for sites around the globe combining recent satellite imagery, maps, and other data (demographic, economic, commercial).
Microsoft Research Maps
Dated aerial photographs and topographic maps of the United States. Good coverage for Northampton. (Formerly called Terra Server.)
National Geologic Map Database. US Geological Survey & the Association of American State Geologists
Over 90,000 maps and reports by more than 600 publishers.
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SC Libraries guide to finding
Historical Statistics of the United States , 4th (Millenial) ed.
The "standard source for quantitative indicators of American history." In addition to the data series, essays "provide a general guide to the data, the sources, and the historical trends that have been emphasized in the scholarly literature" and include helpful reference lists and tables. Coverage varies by data series, but in some cases provide documentation from the 18th century to 2000. Of special interest for the history of the land are:
USA.gov Data and Statistics
Statistics from US federal agencies on a wide range of topics grouped by subject. Note the section on Energy, Environment & Agriculture.
USDA Census of Agriculture
Covering 1840 through 2007, with fact sheets on farming practices, production, farm numbers, and other topics for later years.
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SC Libraries guide to these resources online and in print.
Five College Library Catalog
Browse through the listings for books and media on local and regional history and current conditions using the name of the city, town, or region as a subject keyword
and subject keywords such as:
and format subheadings such as