New map of the American overland route showing its connections, and land grants of 30,000,000 acres


New map of the American overland route showing its connections, and land grants of 30,000,000 acres

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Title:
New map of the American overland route showing its connections, and land grants of 30,000,000 acres
Title (alt.):
Union Pacific Railroad Line, Land Department
12,000,000 acres of the best lands in America for sale
Description:
America Transformed: This map marks the route of the first transcontinental railroad, constructed between 1863 and 1869. Two railroad companies constructed the route. The Central Pacific worked eastward from Sacramento, and the Union Pacific worked westward from Omaha. Congress approved land grants and 30-year bonds to finance construction. These companies employed thousands of immigrant laborers, including Irish, German, and Chinese immigrants to lay the tracks. While the map blatantly promotes land sales, border illustrations highlight important landmarks along the route, including the Mormon temple and tabernacle in Salt Lake City.
Cartographer:
Rand McNally and Company
Creator:
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date:
[ca. 1870–1879]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Railroads--United States--Maps
Railroads--West (U.S.)--Maps
Railroad land grants--West (U.S.)--Maps
United States--Maps
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Places:
United States
Publisher:
Chicago : Rand, McNally & Co.
Notes:
Shows Union Pacific Railroad from Omaha to San Francisco, its land grants, other railroads, proposed railroads, and stage routes.
Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
Includes 21 illustrations of scenic views and historic sites in margins.
Red overprint on map: Union Pacific Railroad Line, Land Department. 12,000,000 acres of the best lands in America for sale. For maps, descriptive pamphlets, rates, &c., apply to O.F. Davis, Land Commissioner, Omaha. I.S. Hodsdon, General Agent, 60 Clark St., Chicago.
"This map accompanies every copy of Rand, McNally & Co.'s railway guide."
"A.N. Towne, Gen'l. Supt. T.H. Goodman, Gen'l Passenger and Ticket Agent, C.P.R.R., San Francisco, Cal. S.H.H. Clark, Gen'l Sup't. Thos. L. Kimball, Gen'l Passenger and Ticket Agent, U.P.R.R., Omaha, Nebraska."
Exhibited: "America Transformed. Part 2: Homesteads to Modern Cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 43 x 90 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:5,500,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016060
Call #:
G3701.P3 1870 .R36
Barcode:
39999085942900
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