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  Colton's map of the United States of America
Author: J. H. Colton & Co.
Date: 1855

Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts. Shows three proposed routes for a railroad to West Coast identified as Proposed Route For Pacific R. R. Identifies Santa Fe Trail as Santa Fe Route. Shows Fremonts Route 1843. Indicates Native American inhabitation. Removed from unknown source with page numbers 7 and 8. Verso: Population Statistics of the United States - 1850. The United States of America - No. III (text). Shows railroads, canals, and state capitals. Shows updated railroad routes; however, no changes are apparent in Kansas portion of map. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Location of Original: Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections         Call Number: Wichita State University, Special Collections, 1855-0008
Item Number: 102967              Number of images:
Keywords: J. H. Colton & Co.; Maps; Railroads

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