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Maps A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the contemplated route of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad and the Central Railroad of Illinois, also the route of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad representing the most central, direct and practicable route for a great national and commercial highway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Northern Lakes, and by various branches and intersections with other Railways connecting with all the principal cities of the United States.

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Title
A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the contemplated route of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad and the Central Railroad of Illinois, also the route of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad representing the most central, direct and practicable route for a great national and commercial highway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Northern Lakes, and by various branches and intersections with other Railways connecting with all the principal cities of the United States.
Summary
The map covers an area from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi delta, and from Columbus, Ohio, to Little Rock, Ark. It shows Ft. Massac and "Capitol City" in southern Illinois and northern Kentucky as sites selected by the U.S. for the "Western Armory," and the probable future site for the seat of government of the United States or Western District of Columbia. Chartered January 9, 1852.
Contributor Names
McBean, William.
New Orleans and Ohio Railroad.
Illinois Central Railroad Company.
Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company.
Created / Published
New Orleans, 1850.
Subject Headings
-  New Orleans and Ohio Railroad
-  Illinois Central Railroad Company--Maps
-  Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company--Maps
-  Railroads--Middle West--Maps
-  United States--Middle West
Notes
-  Scale ca. 1:15,000,000.
-  LC Railroad maps, 474
-  Description derived from published bibliography.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Medium
map 45 x 28 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
G4041.P3 1850 .M35
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4041p.rr004740
Library of Congress Control Number
98688725
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/98688725
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=98688725&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Chicago citation style:

Mcbean, William, New Orleans And Ohio Railroad, Illinois Central Railroad Company, and Mobile And Ohio Railroad Company. A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the contemplated route of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad and the Central Railroad of Illinois, also the route of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad representing the most central, direct and practicable route for a great national and commercial highway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Northern Lakes, and by various branches and intersections with other Railways connecting with all the principal cities of the United States. New Orleans, 1850. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98688725/. (Accessed July 25, 2016.)

APA citation style:

McBean, W., New Orleans And Ohio Railroad, Illinois Central Railroad Company & Mobile And Ohio Railroad Company. (1850) A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the contemplated route of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad and the Central Railroad of Illinois, also the route of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad representing the most central, direct and practicable route for a great national and commercial highway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Northern Lakes, and by various branches and intersections with other Railways connecting with all the principal cities of the United States. New Orleans. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98688725/.

MLA citation style:

Mcbean, William, et al. A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the contemplated route of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad and the Central Railroad of Illinois, also the route of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad representing the most central, direct and practicable route for a great national and commercial highway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Northern Lakes, and by various branches and intersections with other Railways connecting with all the principal cities of the United States. New Orleans, 1850. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/98688725/>.