Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practical and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-1854.

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Citation

U.S. War Department, “Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practical and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-1854. ,” Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial, accessed November 26, 2014, http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits-dynamic/az100/items/show/172.

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Title

Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practical and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-1854.

Description

Widely distributed, as were most important federal documents at the time, this twelve-volume set (in thirteen physical volumes) was an attempt to define the best route for a railroad that would mitigate the expense and time of building a track through the Rocky Mountains.
-- W. David Laird.

Creator

U.S. War Department

Publisher

Washington, D.C. : [Government Printing Office], 1855-1861.

Date

1855-1861

Contributor

Parke, John G; Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863

Format

4 maps on 4 sheets ; 61 x 183 cm. or smaller + 14 profiles on 2 sheets 70 x 60 cm. and 70 x 53 cm.

Language

eng

Type

book

Identifier

G4051 S1 1853 U5W7c Sp Coll