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Historic Railroad Map of the Western United States - 1882

Map showing the Union Railway and connecting railroads, 1882.

The Union Pacific Railroad emerged in 1862 under the Pacific Railroad Act. The Act of Congress initiated the construction of railroads west of the Missouri River, to harness control of western resources during the American Civil War.

The Union Pacific was constructed west from Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the same time the Central Pacific was laid out east from San Francisco. The two lines met up at Promontory Summit in Utah in 1869 to much fanfare.

This highly detailed relief map of the western United States was published in 1882 by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. It shows cities, towns, boundaries, waterways, mountains, and railroads, emphasizing the main line.

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1W-US-WS-1882-S 24" x 16.5" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-US-WS-1882-M 36" x 24.5" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-US-WS-1882-L 42" x 29" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-US-WS-1882-XL 60.5" 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.