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Map 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.

Names

  • McBean, William.
  • New Orleans and Ohio Railroad.
  • Illinois Central Railroad Company.
  • Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company.

Created / Published

  • New Orleans, 1850.

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 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 98688725

Online Format

  • image

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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. https://www.loc.gov/item/98688725/.

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, <www.loc.gov/item/98688725/>.