Louisiana’s economy suffered greatly during the civil war and didn’t recover fully until well into the 1900s. Agriculture helped to re-establish Louisiana’s economy in the early 1900s along with a valuable oil boom in the western part of the state and into Texas.
This indexed map of Louisiana was published in 1896 by Rand, McNally & Co. It portrays the state's cities and towns, waterways, counties and labeled railroad network. The map contains an inset map of New Orleans. Large city locator is visible at the left. Railroads are emphasized in red.
Features references to the following railroads:
Ashly & Inverness.
Calcasieu, Vernon & Shreveport.
City & West End.
East Louisiana. Southern Exp.
Houston, East & West Texas. Texas Exp.
Houston & Shreveport. Texas Exp.
Illinois Central. American Exp.
Jackson. Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf.
Kansas City, Watkins & Gulf. Pacific Exp.
Lake Charles & Leesville.
Louisiana Nickel Plate.
Louisiana & Northwest.
Louisiana & Nashville. Southern Exp.
Minden. Southern Exp.
Natchez, Red River & Texas. Nat., R. River & Tex. Exp.
Natchitoches & Red River Valley. Pacific Exp.
New Orleans, Fort Jackson & Grand Isle. N.O., Ft. J. & G.I. Exp.
New Orleans & North-Eastern. Southern Exp.
New Orleans & Northwestern. Southern Exp.
New Orleans & Southern. Southern Exp.
Sibley, Lake Bistineau & Southern.
Southern Pacific Co. Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Exp.
St. Louis Southwestern. Pacific Exp.
St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern. Pacific Exp.
Teche R.R. & Suger Co.
Texas & Pacific. Pacific Exp.
Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific. Southern Exp.
White Castle & Lake Natchez.
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