Northern Pacific Rail Road and connections


Northern Pacific Rail Road and connections

Item Information

Title:
Northern Pacific Rail Road and connections
Title (alt.):
Northern Pacific Railroad and connections
Description:
America Transformed: In 1864, Congress authorized the Northern Pacific Railway Company to construct a northern transcontinental route extending from Minnesota to Washington state. Construction began in 1870, but financial problems hindered progress. Additionally, Native people were aware of the correlation between constructing railroads and the influx of settlers into their homelands and resisted the continued encroachment onto their land. The route was completed in 1883. Rand McNally, a major publisher of railroad maps, printed this map of the main route and tributary routes in the mid-1880s. An alphabetical index identifies the numerous towns and stations serviced by the Northern Pacific and its associated network.
Creator:
Rand McNally and Company
Date:
[1885]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
Railroads--Northwestern States--Maps
Northwestern States--Maps
Places:
Great Plains (area)
Northwestern United States (area)
Publisher:
Chicago : Rand McNally & Co.
Notes:
Shows national, state, and provincial boundaries, railroads, cities and towns, drainage, etc.
Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.
Relief shown by hachures.
Includes index: Shippers' guide to all points on and contiguous to the Northern Pacific Railroad, its branches and connecting lines.
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 : col. ; 58 x 137 cm., on sheet 100 x 145 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:2,250,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_009239
Call #:
G4126.P3 1885 .R36x
Barcode:
39999065660498
Terms of Use:
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