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10 results for Pacific railroads:
A new map of Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico and Indian Territories.
Authors: Unknown
Date: 1856
Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts. Shows Apache Trail, Fremont's Route, Lewis and Clark Route, and other named routes. Identifies Santa Fe Trail as Santa Fe Route. Shows Oregon Trail identified as Oregon Route. Indicates Native American inhabitation. Removed from unknown source with page number 38. Shows routes of Pacific Railroad. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: Maps; Pacific railroads


Letter, A. H. Reeder to J. A. Halderman
Authors: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: January 9, 1857
From the National Hotel in Washington, Andrew Reeder wrote to advise Halderman on the disposition of some business matters, especially those related to his Leavenworth lots. He went on to comment on a variety of subjects, including his desire "to return to Kansas in the spring" and to have some long-term impact on the growth and development of Leavenworth. Reeder also mentioned his influence with "some of the men who will probably control the Pacific [Rail] Road when it is built," his desire to help Leavenworth secure the eastern Kansas terminus, and his activity with the National Kansas Committee. Although he had no interest in the rival town of Quindaro, he intended to "help build up" that city if he were not "fairly dealt with" in Leavenworth.

Keywords: Halderman, John Adams; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; National Kansas Committee; Pacific railroads; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; Railroads; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Town lots


Letter, J. [John] W. Whitfield to Dear [John A.] Halderman
Authors: Whitfield, John W. (Wilkins), ca. 1826-1879
Date: February 1, 1857
John W. Whitfield, the Kansas Territory's delegate to Congress to March 3, 1857, wrote to Halderman from "Washington City" regarding the "H__l of a fight" they had had "over Lecompte." (Samuel D. Lecompte, chief justice of the KT from December 1854 to March 1859; President Pierce had appointed James O. Harrison to replace Lecompte in December 1856, but Congress refused to confirm him.) Whitfield thought it likely that it would be left to "Old Buck" (President elect James Buchanan) to settle things. He also wrote concerning his own political prospects and what he was accomplishing for Kansas (e.g. railroad legislation).

Keywords: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868; Chief justice; Harrison, James O.; Kansas Territory. Supreme Court; Lecompte, Samuel D. (Samuel Dexter), 1814-1888; Pacific railroads; Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869; United States. Congress; Washington, D.C.; Whitfield, John W. (John Wilkins), ca. 1826-1879


Freight bill for George Collamore
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: June 26, 1857
The bill documented the shipment of one box of merchandise and one bundle of "rockets", from St. Louis, Missouri, to Quindaro, Kansas Territory, via Pacific Railroad and packet [boat].

Keywords: Bailey, S.H.; Collamore, George W.; Commerce; Freight and freightage; Missouri River; Pacific railroads; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; St. Louis, Missouri; Steamboats; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory


Map, Territory of Kanzas and Indian Territory
Authors: Rogers, H.D.
Date: 1857
Map shows Kansas and Nebraska Territories, and Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). Proposed Pacific Railroad routes are marked in purple. Existing counties are indicated.

Keywords: Indian lands; Johnston, A. Keith; Kansas Territory; Maps; Pacific railroads; Rogers, H.D.


Letter, J. J. I. [John J. Ingalls] to Dear Father [Elias T. Ingalls]
Authors: Ingalls, John James
Date: October 5, 1858
In this first, rather lengthy letter from Sumner, K.T., Ingalls recorded his "impressions" of St. Louis, Missouri, and detailed the combination rail and steamboat trip across Missouri to Kansas Territory. St. Louis had "a hasty, unfinished appearance," from Ingalls's perspective, and "So much filth and poverty. . . ." He was delighted to leave that city and soon road the "Pacific Railroad" as far as Herman, Missouri, where he boarded the steamer "Duncan S. Carter," which is described in some detail, along with the trip up river. Ingalls arrived at his Kansas destination on Monday, October 4, 1858.

Keywords: Immigrants; Jefferson City, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Missouri River; Pacific railroads; St. Louis, Missouri; Steamboats; Sumner, Kansas Territory; Transportation


Johnson's Missouri and Kansas.
Authors: Johnson & Ward
Date: 1858
Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts. Identifies Santa Fe Trail as Santa Fe Road. Indicates Native American inhabitation. Includes illustrations: Santa Fe from the Great Missouri Trail, Spearing Fish, and Fire on the Prairie. Removed from unknown source with page numbers 58 and 59. Verso: Historical and Statistical View of the United States, 1860 (text) with page numbers 71 and 70. Archaic county names and boundaries in Kansas. Shows Proposed Route of Pacific Railroad. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Forts; Maps; Native Americans; Pacific railroads


Colton's Kansas and Nebraska.
Authors: Unknown
Date: 1859
Hand colored. Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts. Identifies Santa Fe Trail as Santa Fe Road. Shows Pony Express Route. Indicates Native American inhabitation. Removed from unknown source with page number 50. Archaic county names and boundaries in Kansas. Shows common roads. Shows Proposed Route of Pacific Railroad. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Forts; Maps; Native Americans; Pacific railroads


Nebraska and Kanzas.
Authors: Unknown
Date: 1859
Hand colored. Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts. Indicates Native American inhabitation. Identifies Route Explored for Pacific Railroad by Capt. Gunnison. Identifies Route Explored for Pacific Railroad by Lieut. Beskwith. Archaic spelling of Kansas. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Forts; Maps; Native Americans; Pacific railroads


Letter, Tho. Ewing Jr to Dear Sir [A. J. Isacks]
Authors: Ewing, Jr., Thomas , 1829-1896
Date: May 20, 1860
Mention was made in the Ewing letter to Andrew J. Isacks in Washington, D.C., of the development of the Smoky Hill route to the gold fields and railroad legislation. The Atchison & St. Joseph, as well as the "Pacific railroad," was specifically noted.

Keywords: Atchison and St. Joseph Railroad; Atchison, Kansas Territory; Elwood, Kansas Territory; Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896; Isacks, Andrew Jackson; Pacific railroads; Pikes Peak gold rush; Railroads; Smoky Hill Trail, Kansas Territory; Washington, D.C.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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