Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway and Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul Railway

Promoting the ‘Pacific Extension’ to the Milwaukee Road.

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In 1909, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) completed a ‘New Gateway’ to the west, after spending almost $60 million to expand their line from the Missouri River to Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland. Though the route largely paralleled that of the Northern Pacific, it was about 20 miles shorter.

That fact is heavily emphasized throughout this clever bit of advertising, issued by the Poole Brothers of Chicago to promote the newly constructed railroad called the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway (a subsidiary of the Milwaukee Road). Dozens of stops are crammed along the route, though the accessible area was sparsely populated and most of the freight was commercial, rather than passenger. A large hand points directly to Portland, with a bird’s eye view of the rapidly growing city on the verso that is incorporated into the front cover.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1909

Author: Poole Brothers

Sheet Width (in): 25

Sheet Height (in): 11

Condition: B

Condition Description: Wear and discoloration along originally issued fold lines. Small tears along the outer edges of the sheet and scattered spotting along the bottom, mostly confined to the margin. About good condition overall.

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