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1853 Proposed Route for Pacific Railroad
1853 Proposed Route for Pacific Railroad


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Map of the proposed Northern Route for a railroad to the Pacific. Johnson, Edwin Ferry, 1803-1872. Hartford, Conn., 1853. Reproduced in Carl I. Wheat's Mapping the Transmississippi West, v. 3. (San Francisco, Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957-63), p. 193. Outline map of the United States showing drainage, state boundaries, major cities, and names of states, with state population figures. Western states show topography by hachures. Some major rail lines are shown in the northeastern states. Besides the "Northern Route" the map also indicates four more southerly proposed routes west of the Mississippi River.

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