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    Special report...for the Northern Pacific Railroad...
    Creation Date: 1869
    Catalog ID: 2013.154.1.36
    Call Number: EPH/385.061/R544sp/1869
    51 page special report (22x14 cm.) of a reconnaissance of the route for the Northern Pacific Railroad between Lake Superior and Puget Sound, via the Columbia River; made in 1869 by W. Milnor Roberts, U.S. Civil Engineer, under the direction of Messrs. Jay Cooke & Co., bankers. Published in Philadelphia, PA, 1869.
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    "Johnson's Oregon and Washington"
    Creation Date: 1873
    Catalog ID: 2008.0.2553.6
    Call Number: MAPB/PN/1873
    Polychromatic map of the Pacific Northwest depicting the boundaries of Washington Territory and Oregon in 1873. Map shows: general topography, mountain passes, rivers, Indian Tribes, forts, towns, railroads, county boundaries, and major mining areas. The proposed route of the Northern Pacific Railroad across Yakima Pass, the exploration routes of General Palmer, Lt. John Mullan, and the route of George Gibbs across Naches Pass in 1853 are indicated. Originally published in Johnson's Atlas, plate no. 78. Scale: 1.5 inches = 60 miles.
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    "Map showing that portion of the Olympic Peninsula tributary to the Seattle, Port Angeles and Western Railway"
    Creation Date: ca. 1916
    Catalog ID: 2014.60.3
    Call Number: MAPC/WW/OP/1916
    "Map showing that portion of the Olympic Peninsula tributary to the Seattle, Port Angeles Railway and Western Railway," geographic area includes the northern portion the Hood Canal, Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula areas of western Washington, from the Canadian border south to Jefferson and Kitsap counties, Washington, dated ca.1916. The publisher or distributor of the map is not indicated. Small towns, rough topography, coastal profile, rivers, and national park boundaries (Mount Olympus National Monument) are indicated. The route of the Seattle and Port Angeles and Western Railway is indicated in a prominent black line. The Seattle, Port Angeles and Western Railway lines were laid between Port Angeles and Discovery Bay in 1914 and 1915.
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    "Map of the Spokane Country, the Inland Empire of America showing Transportation and Products"
    Creation Date: 1909-1910
    Catalog ID: 2014.126.7
    Call Number: MAPC/WE/1909.2
    natural resource map, "Map of the Spokane Country, the Inland Empire of America showing Transportation and Products," the large area (150,000 square miles) shown includes Spokane County and surrounding counties in eastern Washington and Idaho, east of the Columbia River to Montana, including parts of northern Oregon and southern British Columbia, Canada; printed by the Matthews Northrup Works, Buffalo, New York, undated ca. 1909-1910. Pend Oreille County, which was created from a portion of Stevens County in 1911, is not shown. Mining districts, forested areas, orchards, and grain fields are highlighted in varying colors. Steamboat lines, irrigation canals, and both proposed and constructed railroad routes (steam and electric) are indicated. The location of county seats, post offices, and mines are also indicated. International, state, county, national forest and Indian Reservation boundaries are shown. Table of statistics related to economic wealth and resources of the Inland Empire compiled by the Spokane Chamber of Commerce located at upper left corner of map.
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    The Official Directory and Shippers' Guide of the Northern Pacific Railway, 1904-1905
    Creation Date: 1904
    Catalog ID: 2018.38.1
    Call Number: OVERSIZE/385.061/N814of/1904
    One volume directory (314 p., ill, photos, maps, tables, index) issued for the General Freight Department of the Northern Pacific Railway, Yellowstone Park Line, in 1904. "Embracing a geographically arranged list of stations" and "sketches of principal places in a trip across the continent", the book consists mainly of advertisements for businesses in communities along the route of the railroad with descriptions of living conditions in the towns and cities, including many in Washington State. Red cloth cover with gold color lettering.
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    The Pacific Railroad : speech of William H. Seward
    Creation Date: 1858
    Catalog ID: 2013.180.1
    Call Number: EPH/385.06/Se88p/1858
    5 page transcript (24x15 cm.) of a speech by William H. Seward advocating constructing a railroad to the Pacific; delivered in the U.S. Senate December 21, 1858. Published in Washington, D.C. Ephemera.
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    "Map of Douglas County, Washington"
    Creation Date: 1909-1910
    Catalog ID: 2014.66.20
    Call Number: MAPB/WE/DOU/1909
    plat map of Douglas County, Washington, compliments of Farmers State Bank of Mansfield, Washington, first bank on the Wash. and G.N.R.R. (Great Northern Railroad), 1909-1910. The Columbia River, Moses Coulee and the location of small towns and the route of the Washington and Great Northern Railroad are shown. The names of residents and donation land claims are not indicated.
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    "N.P. Ry. Sketch Map Showing the Present and Proposed Lines between Tacoma and Tenino, State of Washington"
    Creation Date: Jun. 23, 1906
    Catalog ID: 2014.66.28
    Call Number: MAPB/WW/PIE/1906
    railroad survey map, "N.P. Ry. (Northern Pacific Railway) Sketch Map Showing the Present and Proposed Lines between Tacoma and Tenino, State of Washington," Northern Pacific Railway, Office Division, Engineer, June 23, 1906. Proposed Northern Pacific railroad routes are indicated in red and constructed lines in black. Puget Sound, Commencement Bay, Budd's Inlet, American Lake, Nisqually River, Des Chutes (Deschutes) River, Puyallup River (mouth) and other bodies of water are tinted blue. The Union Pacific Railroad surveys lines are indicated in yellow and the Portland Puget Sound Railway Company upgrade in green. The location of small towns located in Pierce and Thurston Counties is indicated. The boundary of Nisqually Indian Reservation and the partial (southern) boundary of the Puyallup Indian Reservation are shown. The proposed Northern Pacific Tacoma rail line to Point Defiance, which is shown in red was not constructed until 1914. The report map number "308-1" is written on the reverse of the map. "Corres. S-1080" is written at top right corner of map.
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    Map of the Territories and Pacific states to accompany "Across the Continent"
    Creation Date: 1865
    Catalog ID: 2006.0.159
    Call Number: MAPB/USW1865
    Map of the Territories and Pacific states to accompany "Across the Continent," Samuel Bowles, cartographer, map published in 1865, to accompany : "Across the Continent by Overland Stage" authored by Schuyler Colfax. Color tinted map shows the western and midwestern United States from Lake Superior (Wisconsin) to California and the Pacific Northwest. State and Territorial boundaries, major topography, route travelled by Mr. Colfax, overland stage routes and proposed and completed railroad routes are indicated. Engraved by J. H. Goldwhait, New York. Smaller insert map at lower right corner shows a detail of Central California. Scale: 1.75 inches = 200 miles.
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    Address on the Northwest
    Creation Date: 1858
    Catalog ID: 1990.60.2
    Call Number: EPH/979.7/St47a/1858
    56 page booklet (22x14.5 cm.) containing an address on the Northwest, by Isaac I. Stevens, before the American Geographical and Statistical Society, delivered at New York, December 2, 1858. Includes tables showing routes and distances from points east, including feasible railroad routes. Printed in Washington, D.C. Ephemera.