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Railroad Commissioners' map of North Dakota
Railroad Commissioners' map of North Dakota
TitleRailroad Commissioners' map of North Dakota
Date of Original1913-09-01
CreatorNorth Dakota. Board of Railroad Commissioners
DescriptionMap shows the locations of the various railroad lines in North Dakota in 1913. Includes railroads are: Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul; Chicago & Northwestern; Fairmount & Veblen; Farmers Grain & Shipping Co.; Great Northern; Midland Continental; Minneapolis, St. Paul. & Sault Ste. Marie; North Dakota Railway; Northern Pacific.
Ordering Informationhttp://www.history.nd.gov/archives/rscopypermission.html
General SubjectMaps, stamps and seals
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Maps
Railroads
Railroad companies
Organization NameChicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company
Chicago and North Western Railway Company
Fairmount & Veblen Railway Company
Farmers' Grain & Shipping Company (Devils Lake, N.D.)
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
Midland Continental Railroad Company
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad Company
Northern Dakota Railway Company
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
LocationNorth Dakota
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberMap RC 385 N864r 1913
Format of OriginalMaps
Dimensions of Original29 x 47 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNorth Dakota. Board of Railroad Commissioners
Place of PublicationBismarck (N.D.)
NotesRelief shown by hachures.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryIn 1905, the state of North Dakota had more miles of track per resident than any other state in the Union. Every small town that could build a grain elevator was likely to have a spur line to one of the five major railroads that crossed the state. These spurs were used to haul grain out of the region and possibly cream, eggs, and other fresh products if the town was large enough. The train might also bring mail and possibly carry a few passengers.
In 1913, few towns in North Dakota were more than 50 miles from a rail line. In 1914, when World War I broke out in Europe, farmers and ranchers depended on these lines to take grain, cattle, and horses to markets where wartime need drove prices upward.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Map Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (Map RC 385 N864r 1913)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
LanguageEnglish
Digital IDshMapRC385N864r1913
OCLC number263935285
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