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Historic Railroad Map of the Northwestern United States - 1871

Map of the Country Tributary to the Northern Pacific Railroad, compiled from English, Canadian, and American official sources and original surveys by Edward H. Knight, January 1, 1871.

This map of the northwest part of the United States and southwest part of Canada shows relief by hachures, drainage, isotherms, the wheat region, cities, towns, forts, routes and trails. It displays the railroad network and the proposed Northern Pacific Railroad.

The line was constructed under an act of Congress approved by Abraham Lincoln on July 2, 1864 with a land grant of nearly 40 million acres. Work began on the railroad in 1870 to extend the 6,800 miles of line between Minnesota and Washington State.

Completed in 1883, the west coast connection approximates the route of exploration taken by Lewis and Clark between 1804 and 1806.

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1W-NA-RR-1871-S 24" x 19.5" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-NA-RR-1871-M 36" x 29.5" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-NA-RR-1871-L 42" x 34.5" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-NA-RR-1871-XL 51" x 42" 4 lbs $79.95 add to basket
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All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.  The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible.  Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.