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Survey of Pacific Railroad lands.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Pacific Railroad

Survey of Pacific Railroad lands.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Pacific Railroad

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pacific railroads,
  • Topographical surveying

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSurvey of Pacific Railroad lands
    SeriesH.rp.1312
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination5 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15966059M

    With the route layed out, the railroad proceeded to obtain the necessary right of way. As noted by Chief Justice Roberts in Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States () by pursuant to an Act of Congress the government granted the railroad a right of way across government lands. In Wyoming, the right of way was 66 miles.   The Union Pacific was largely financed by federal loans and land grants, but it overextended itself through its involvement in the Crédit Mobilier scandal, in which a few manipulators reaped enormous exposure of the scheme, which left the railroad badly in debt, the company went into receivership in It was reorganized in under the leadership of Edward H. .

    Map of the land grant & connections of the Union Pacific Railroad, miles of road, 12,, acres of land. Scale ca. ,, Theodore Dehone Judah (March 4, – November 2, ) was an American railroad and civil engineer who was a central figure in the original promotion, establishment, and design of the First Transcontinental found investors for what became the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR). As chief engineer, he performed much of the land survey work to determine the best route for the.

    The lands of the Central Pacific Railroad Co. of California with general information on the resources of the country through which the railroad takes its way. June 1, by Central Pacific Railroad Company (Book).   Railroads And Clearcuts is the fascinating story of the Congressional Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant, the biggest land grant in U. S. history. Beginning with an over and general historical background, Railroads And Clearcuts goes on to cover the land-grant timber corporations with a photographic s: 5.


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Survey of Pacific Railroad lands by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Pacific Railroad Download PDF EPUB FB2

There are reports by Jefferson Davis and others, including the "Memoranda on Railways, Office of Pacific Railroad Surveys" by Brevet Captain George B. McClellan of the Corps of Engineers. Hardcover. "x12", viii + pages. The natural history of Washington territory, with much relating to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oregon, and California, between the thirty-sixth and forty-ninth parallels of latitude, being those parts of the final reports on the survey of the Northern Pacific railroad route, containing the climate and physical geography, with full catalogues and descriptions of the plants and animals collected from to.

[Pacific Railroad Survey, Warren, Gouverneur Kemble, ] Full Title (Title Page to) Memoir to accompany the Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, giving a brief account of each of the exploring expeditions since A.D.with a detailed description of the method adopted in compiling the general map.

The site brings the dusty volumes of the Pacific Railroad Surveys of - to life for junior high school and high school students as they join four expedition parties exploring the best rail routes to the Pacific. Detailed lesson plans guide them through the rich material, sparking discussions on history, geography and economics in the pre-Civil War decade.

The Pacific Railroad Surveys were authorized by Congress in in order to have systematic studies done to decide on the route of a transcontinental railroad. The surveys were carried out by the Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis. Three routes were surveyed over the next few years known as the northern, central, southern routes.

Isaac I. Stevens () had three duties in the early s. In addition to directing the northern-most transcontinental railroad survey, he was Governor of Washington Territory, and was responsible for negotiating treaties with the Indian tribes of the territory to extinguish their title to land in the region.

The Pacific Railroad Surveys consisted of a series of explorations of the American West to find possible routes for a transcontinental railroad across North America. The expeditions included surveyors, scientists, and artists and resulted in an immense body of data covering at leastsquare miles on the American West.

"These volumes constitute probably the most important single contemporary. STATE LAND OFFICE. Railroad Deed and Patent Records. 6 sloinv Location Reel SAM 45 60 Volume A, Septem - Novem ; May 6, Also contains a chronological "List of Railroad Land Grant deeds recorded in this book" [].

Railroads listed are: St. Paul and Pacific (main and branch line). • (4) A registered professional land surveyor, or any employee or agent of the land surveyor, may not enter upon land for the purpose of surveying, performing other survey work or establishing a permanent survey monument without first providing notice to the landowner by first class mail or by personal notice.

or. Railroad and Land Matters File, Correspondence, notes, legal and court documents, lists of lands, deeds, and related materials centering on aspects of the ownership and conveyance of state trust fund and railroad grant lands that were handled by or routed through the governor's office.

Checkerboarding in the West occurred due to railroad land grants where railroads would be granted every other section along a rail corridor. These grants, which typically extended 6 to 40 miles (10 to 64 km) from either side of the track, were a subsidy to the railroads. Unlike per-mile subsidies which encouraged fast but shoddy track-laying, land grants encouraged higher quality work, since.

The first Pacific Railway Act (July 1, ) authorized the building of the railroad and granted rights of way to the Union Pacific to build westward from Omaha, Neb., and to the Central Pacific to build eastward from Sacramento, act also granted 10 alternate sections of public domain land per mile on both sides of the railway, and it provided loan bonds for each mile of track laid.

Map of Nebraska showing the Union Pacific Railroad land grant. Summary Township and county map showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroads of Nebraska.

Contributor Names Parge, H. Union Pacific Railroad Company. The two chiefs maintained their hard line stressing no American invasion of their lands. Ina survey party laid out a route for the Northern Pacific Railroad in the unceded lands near the.

The first survey for a northern route to the Pacific was conducted by the War Department in The Northern Pacific Railroad Company was organized in with Josiah Perman as president. Construction began at Carlton, Minnesota, in Februarywith an initial operation of miles.

Inthe Engineers sent Lt. Wheeler to explore and map the area south of the Central Pacific Railroad in eastern Nevada and Arizona. On his return from the expedition, Wheeler, convinced that the day of the pathfinder had ended, proposed a plan for mapping the United States west of the th meridian on a scale of 8 miles to the inch.

Likewise, the Central Pacific Railroad Company was to construct a railroad and telegraph eastward from the Pacific Coast at or near San Francisco or the navigable waters of the Sacramento River (Kraus a, 37th Congress ). 1 Other provisions allowed for a foot right-of-way on either side of the track including ground as needed.

The original Union Pacific reached the new railroad town of Cheyenne in Decemberhaving laid about miles ( km) that year. They paused over the winter, preparing to push the track over Evans' (Sherman's) pass.

At 8, feet (2, m), Evans/Sherman's pass is the highest point reached on the transcontinental railroad. The Pacific Railroad Surveys not only examined the land, but also encompassed a substantial survey of natural history, including geology, botany, and thousands of illustrations of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, as well as ethnographic descriptions of native tribes encountered by surveyors in the relatively unexplored West.

Try the new Google Books. eBook - FREE. Get this book in print. AbeBooks; On Demand Books; Amazon; Find in a library; All sellers» The Construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Jennie Grace Dixon. University of Wisconsin--Madison, - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review.

We haven't found. Pacific Railroad Surveys, c. John Mix Stanley — Engravings of Scenery. The Pacific Railroad Surveys included extensive investigation of wildlife along the routes studied.

Color Lithographs by John Mix Stanley from sketches by R.H. Kernfrom reproduced from the 12 volume survey report of proposed routes for the Pacific Railroad have incredible detail and beauty.The land transfers recorded in the tract books include those to individual owners--by homestead, timber claim, military bounty land, land grant, or purchase, but roughly half the acres of land in Kansas were given to railroad companies to encourage railroad expansion.

The railroad companies then sold this land to private individuals.The Lands of the Central Pacific Railroad Company of California with General Information on the Resources of the Country through which the Railroad takes its way.

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