Thursday, February 11, 2021

Central Pacific - Union Pacific Map Around Great Salt Lake

From: "Gordon Rowe" growe@agutah.gov

I am doing research regarding the location of the Central Pacific and/or Union Pacific Railroad lines around the Northern extent of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Specifically, I am looking for the map of definite location that was apparently filed by the railroad with the Secretary of Interior in 1917 pursuant to the 1864 Railroad Act. However, I've had trouble finding any map of the showing where the railroad ran prior to its abandonment. ...

—Gordon Rowe, Assistant Attorney General, Utah Office of the Attorney General, Natural Resources Division

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would suggest that you inquire with the following:

National Archives

Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress

David Rumsey Map Collection

Other

2/11/2021 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also,

National Park Service, Golden Spike National Historical Park, Utah

2/11/2021 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably not with sufficient detail, but here are two 19th century atlas maps,

County and Township Map of Utah and Nevada from Mitchell's New General Atlas, 1882

S. Augustus Mitchell 1871 County Maps of California, and Nevada/Utah

2/11/2021 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does not appear that vintage USGS topographic maps c. 1900 include coverage of the northern shore of the great salt lake.

2/26/2021 5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County and Township Map of Utah and Nevada from Mitchell's New General Atlas, 1882 as linked above {scroll to see the right upper portion of the enlarged map} shows the land grant squares in a checkerboard pattern with the railroad route at the northern shore of the great salt lake.

2/26/2021 5:46 PM  

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