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United States Pacific Railroad Exploration and Surveys Report Illustrations Collection

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Identifier: P0187

Title: United States Pacific Railroad Exploration and Surveys Report Illustrations Collection

Description: The United States Pacific Railroad Exploration and Surveys Report Illustrations Collection contains illustrations from surveys done for the U.S. government around the 1860s. The collection is arranged by survey and plate number. The pages were taken from more than one edition of the surveys and are incomplete. Filed with these illustrations are four pages from "Reports on the Geological Survey of the State of Missouri, 1855-1871" by G.C. Broadhead, F.B. Meek, and B.F. Shumard which was created for the State of Missouri and miscellaneous title pages from other survey volumes. 35th Parallel Survey (1855-6): about 35 pages including some duplicates. Illustrations pulled from "The Itinerary," "Report on the Topographical Features and Character of the Country," "Report upon The Indian Tribes" by A.W. Whipple, Thomas Ewbank, William W. Turner, and "Report on the Geology of the Route." California Survey (n.d.): about 20 pages pulled from the Geological Survey and an unidentified section. 32nd Parallel and California Survey (1854-5): about 8 pages from the General Report in the "Report of Explorations for Railroad Routes from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, California, West of the Coast Range and from the Pimas Villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande, Near the 32nd Parallel…" by John G. Parke and Albert H. Campbell. 47th and 49th Parallel Survey (n.d.): most of plates 1-70, with some duplicates, and about 12 unmatted plates from the General Survey. Subjects include: Native Americans; scenic views; landscapes; St. Paul, Minnesota; Minnehaha Falls; Sauk River; White bear Lake; Conestoga wagons; Bois de Sioux River; Maple River; camping; tents; horses; horse-drawn wagons; Cheyenne River; Lake Jessie; Assiniboines; Fort Union; Milk River; Gros Ventres; Fort Benton; Teton Valley; mountains; Fort Owen; Nez Perces; Coeur D'Alene Mission on the St. Ignatius River; Peluse Falls; Fort Walla Walla; Fort Vancouver; Columbia River; prairie; Falls of Spokane; Fort Okinakane; Rocky Mountains; Flathead Lake; Lou Lou Fork; Cantonment Stevens; Hellgate River; Puget Sound; Mount Rainier; Mount Baker; Lost Mountains; Colorado Desert; Mission of San Diego; Los Angeles; giant sequoia tree; San Fernando; Great Basin; Sierra Nevada Mountains; San Xavier Mission; Gila River; San Francisco Mountain; Pecos River; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Mojave Valley; Colorado River; Zuni; Choctaw; Shawnee; Hueco; Kaiowa; Navajo; Mojave; (more).

Rights: UND


Dates: 1853 - 1876

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: H.B. Mollhausen; J.C. Tidball; Charles Koppel; T. Sinclair lith (Phila, PA); A. Hoen and Co.; Sarony, Major & Knapp lith (New York); F.B. Meek; J. Bien lith



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