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Historic Railroad Map of the Western United States - 1888

Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and branch lines.

The Union Pacific Railroad began in 1862 with the Pacific Railroad Act. The Act of Congress initiated the construction of new 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 detailed relief map of the western United States from Illinois to California was published in 1888 by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. It shows cities, towns, forts, boundaries, waterways and mountains. The Union Pacific Railroad and its branches are shown in red.

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1W-US-WS-1888-S 24" x 8.5" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
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1W-US-WS-1888-L 42" x 14.5" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-US-WS-1888-XL 68" x 24" 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.