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How the W. P. R. R. violates its' charter

How the W. P. R. R. violates its' charter
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date: 1873
A partial map of the Southwestern United States showing the Central Pacific, Union Pacific, Denver Pacific and Kansas Pacific Railroads. This map was possibly taken from an article/book by Robert E. Carr. The W.P.R.R. was probably the original Western Pacific Railroad (1862-1870), established in 1865 to build the western-most portion of the Transcontinental railroad.


Map of the Kansas Pacific and Denver Pacific Railways, showing lands for sale by the National Land Company.

Map of the Kansas Pacific and Denver Pacific Railways, showing lands for sale by the National Land Company.
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1870
This advertisement for lands for sale has three panels: the first is of the eastern United States from the Atlantic Coast to the eastern border of Kansas; the second is of a sectional map of Kansas, showing all counties as far west as Trego County; and the third panel is of eastern Colorado. Panel one also shows railroad routes from the coast to Kansas City. Panels two and three show the route of the Kansas Pacific and Denver Pacific Railways through Kansas and Colorado up to Cheyenne, Wyoming. A shaded area along the route indicates railway lands that are for sale.


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