Rocky Mountains: United States Pacific Rail Road Expedition and Survey

Rocky Mountains: United States Pacific Rail Road Expedition and Survey

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"Main Chain of the Rocky Mountains, As Seen From the East, - Extending From a Point North of the Marias Pass to Near the Little Blackfoot Pass"

Below the image:"Dearborn River Cadottes Pass Marias Pass"
Marias Pass (5, 215 ft) is the lowest crossing of the Continental Divide in Montana. At one time, Maria Pass was known by the Blackfeet Indian Nation as “Backbone Pass.” Salish and Kootenai Indians used the pass to cross the mountains onto the plains to hunt bison.

Headwaters of the Marias River are on the east side of the pass and flow east past Shelby, Montana and empties in to the Missouri River near Loma, Montana. An old roadside Historical Marker in Loma, Montana reads: “Until exploration proved otherwise, most members of the of the Lewis and Clark Expedition believed the Marias River to be the main channel of the Missouri.” 

Lithograph by Stanley after Gustavus Sohon, (1825&endash;1903).

Three original vertical folds to fit book size.Very inor signs of age and use.

17 x 54 cm. (6.75 x 21.25 ".)

Lithograghs from the U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Survey

(United States Pacific Rail Road Expedition and Survey)

Enjoy looking at some of the most artisic and documentary prints made of the American West. These original hand-colored lithographs were made in the 1850s by a group of naturalists and artists who travelled with the expedition surveying the West for the U.S. Pacific Railroad. These prints were published as part of the official government report.

Page size ca: 21.2 x 29 cm ( 8.3 x 11.4 ") (slight variations)
Individual image sizes are given below.

Prints are in good condition with light age toning and minimal signs of use.
Special faults are mentioned.

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