Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department : Routes near the 47th and 49th parallels ; profiles from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War.

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Map shows altitude, grade, and distances of potential railroad route across Washington Territory [modern-day Idaho, Montana, and Washington]; military posts and camps, river crossings, and mountain passes. Relief shown by profile and spot heights. Scale [1:1,200,000].

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12 profiles on 1 sheet ; 12 x 109 cm. or smaller, on sheet 61 x 115 cm.

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Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862 1855.

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  • War Dept.
    Place of Publication: [Washington, D.C.]

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  • Main Title: Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department : Routes near the 47th and 49th parallels ; profiles from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War.
  • Alternate Title: From Milk River crossing via Lewis & Clark's Pass, to junction with main road.
  • Alternate Title: Lewis & Clark's Pass
  • Alternate Title: Profiles from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis
  • Alternate Title: Routes near the 47th and 49th parallels
  • Alternate Title: General rail-road profile, from Milk River crossing, via Cadotte's, Coeur D'Aléne or Stevens's & Snoqualmoo passes, to Seattle

Description

Map shows altitude, grade, and distances of potential railroad route across Washington Territory [modern-day Idaho, Montana, and Washington]; military posts and camps, river crossings, and mountain passes. Relief shown by profile and spot heights. Scale [1:1,200,000].

Physical Description

12 profiles on 1 sheet ; 12 x 109 cm. or smaller, on sheet 61 x 115 cm.

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In right upper margin: "H.R. Ex. Doc. No. 56 - 36th Cong 1st Sess."

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  • 1855

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  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:27 p.m.

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Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862. Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department : Routes near the 47th and 49th parallels ; profiles from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War., map, 1855; [Washington, D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251794/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.