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Territory of Nebraska map
Territory of Nebraska map
TitleTerritory of Nebraska map
Date of Original1857
CreatorRogers, Henry D. (Henry Darwin), 1808-1866
Creator RoleCartographer
DescriptionThis map shows what is today known as the west river country of North Dakota as part of Nebraska Territory. At this time, the eastern portion of modern day North Dakota was part of Minnesota Territory. In 1858, when Minnesota became a state, the eastern portion of modern North Dakota was left without any territorial status for a couple of years.
Ordering Information
General SubjectMaps, stamps and seals
Subject (LCTGM)Maps
Personal NameJohnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Dakota Territory
Item NumberMap 978.02 R724t 1857
Format of OriginalMaps
Dimensions of Original31 x 43 cm.
Publisher of OriginalJohn Murray (London, England)
Place of PublicationLondon (England)
NotesRelief shown by hachures and spot heights.
Shows proposed Pacific railway routes.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryThis map includes several proposed routes for transcontinental railroads. In the 1850s railroad technology had improved, California had been admitted to the Union, and many pioneers were undertaking a dangerous six-month long journey to California and Oregon. Railroads could diminish the time, the cost, and the danger of the journey as well as connect California's gold fields to the eastern states where the gold would be put to use particularly in the growing cities and industries. The purple line that follows the Platte River to South Pass and Bridger's fort became the route of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1862 (completed in 1869), but in 1858 the sectional quarreling that led to the Civil War prevented Congress from reaching a decision on the route. Note the line that crosses the northern portion of Nebraska Territory. This roughly anticipates the route of the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (SOO Line) in the early 1880s.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Map Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (Map 978.02 R724t 1857)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshMap978.02R724t1857
Original SourceRogers, H.D. and Johnston, A.K. Atlas of the United States of North America. London: J. Murray, 1857. Pl. no. 7.
OCLC number31072403
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