Historic Adventure Land of the Northwest


An effort to reunited the past with the present along the route of the Great Northern Railway.

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From the introduction:

“Look at the map; westward to the Pacific from Chicago stretch the lines of the Great Northern Railway system through the newest country in the world; through new cities, new fields and farms and through forests only beginning to fall before the steady westward march of population. But the way it takes across the continent is old, and the traveler along this route journeys into a past rich with memories of adventure and heroic achievement.”

This succinct summary is emphasized in the following 39 pages with photographs and paragraphs of text detailing this rich history. The map refers to a handsome fold out affixed to the back cover which shows the northern United States east of Lake Michigan.

In addition to the lines of the Great Northern Railway, the routes of notable explorers and popular emigrant trails are highlighted. The map is also filled with historic references, dates and topical vignettes.

The map was engraved by W.H. Gortenier while guidebook was written by Grace Flandrau and both were issued by the Great Northern Railway in 1927.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1927

Author: Great Northern Railway

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Condition: A

Condition Description: 40 pp. guidebook measuring approximately 6" x 9" with stapled bindings and original paper wrappers. Covers and contents are tight and in good condition, with one tear on the front cover that has been repaired on the verso. Includes a fold-out map at the back that measures 21" x 8.6" and is in near fine condition save for creasing along fold lines.


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