Township No. 28 North, Range No. 24 West of the 4th Principal Meridian
When I bought my house I came into possession of all the old title documents. Among them was a plat ("a map showing actual or planned features, such as streets and building lots.") of what is now South Minneapolis drawn in 1854. I thought you might want to see it so I scanned it in for you.
Compare this plat to present-day satellite imagery courtesy of Google. Interesting things to note are the old names of the lakes and creeks (Lake Hiawatha used to be Rice Lake, Lake Nokomis used to be Lake Amelia, Minnehaha Creek used to be Browns Creek); how Grass Lake, Mother Lake (&c) have all been drained for freeway & airport construction; and how large the Fort Snelling Military Reservation used to be
Above the scanned in plat there is typed text (circa 1932) that reads...
The following certificates appear appended to the plat shown below, which plat was filed for record in the office of the Register of Deeds, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on April 30, 1932 at 8:30 o'clock A.M., as Document No. 1684403, and was recorded in Book of Govt. Survey Plats, page 20.
"The above Map of Township No. 28 North, Range No. 24 West of the 4th Principal Meridian, Minnesota is strictly conformable to the field notes of the survey thereof on file in this Office, which have been examined and approved.
Surveyor General's Office. Werner Lewis
Dubuque, Feby. 27th 1854 Surr. Genl."
"I hereby certify that the above map is a correct copy of the original Government Map of Township No. 28 North, Range No. 24 West of the 4th Principal Meridian on file in this Office.
(The Great Seal of the Mike Holm, Sec'y of State
State of Minnesota) St.Paul,Minn.Aug.31st1932."