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Map of the Louisiana Purchase Territory

Map of the Louisiana Purchase Territory

1903
Records of the Bureau of Land Management

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Dividing Louisiana

This 1903 map of the United States highlights in red the territory included in the Louisiana Purchase. Bought from France in 1803, the 820,000 square miles would be split eventually among the 16 states whose borders are outlined in black.

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