1960 Winter Olympic Games Squaw Valley, California

Souvenir map of the area around Lake Tahoe hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics.

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Description

One of several pleasing pictorial maps drawn by Don Bloodgood during his illustrious career, this map of Squaw Valley does its best to distill the identity of both the Olympic games and the surrounding region. Illustrations of major Olympic events (note the absence of a bobsled track – its construction was deemed too expensive) can be seen alongside representations of the cultural, natural and industrial milestones of the area around Lake Tahoe on the border between Nevada and Colorado. Cowboys, prospectors and surveyors are enjoying the region next to athletes, sportsmen and tourists.

The depicted area is extended beyond the Olympic facilities to include Reno, Carson City, Placerville and the surrounding mountains, deserts and rivers. Shell Oil, the publisher and sponsor of this map, would have undoubtedly wanted the audience to hit the road and explore the region fully, filling up at Shell fueling stations all along the way.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1960

Author: Don Bloodgood

Sheet Width (in): 21.75

Sheet Height (in): 17.75

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Creasing and wear along originally issued fold lines, including small holes at fold intersections and a few small edge tears. Soiling on the front panel (verso) does not affect the image.

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