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Use search strategies like "newark new jersey zoning" or "pittsburgh municipal records"
Encyclopedia of local history. Edited by Carol Kammen and Amy Wilson. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2012
History Reference (SH): E180 .K25 2012
Historical gazetteer of the United States. Paul T. Hellmann. New York : Routledge, 2005.
Trustee Reading Room Reference (DR): E154 .H45 2005