Thursday, May 09, 2019

"Stanford scans storied Judah railroad map"

"Stanford scans storied Judah railroad map" by Kathleen Sullivan, © Stanford News, May 8, 2019. (News Article)

"Stanford Libraries has scanned an 1861 map depicting a proposed route for the railroad that eventually connected California with the rest of the country, making the one-of-a-kind map available for online viewing by people around the world. The Central Pacific Railroad Proposed Alignment Map, which is 66 feet long and 2.5 feet wide, comprises four maps on one continuous roll. Each map is titled: Barmore Station to Clipper Gap; Rattlesnake Bluffs to the summit of the Sierra Nevada; from the summit to the Truckee River; and Dutch Flat to Rattlesnake Bluffs. [The four maps are out of geographical sequence, with map 4 belonging between map 1 and map 2.] The map is often referred to simply as 'The Judah Map' after its maker, Theodore Judah (1826-1863) ... " [More]

[Courtesy Google Alerts.]

Also see,

"California State Archives ‘First Complete Rail Map of the Sierras’ Available Digitally, On Public Display for the First Time"

"Click here to view the digitized Theodore Judah Map on Google Arts and Culture"

Judah CPRR Map
Theodore Judah's 'Location Map of the Line of the Central Pacific R.R. of California'

Also see other transcontinental railroad maps.