Map of the St. Tammny and New Orleans Railways and Ferry Co.


A misspelled map of a short electric railway in Louisiana.

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Situated across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish was established in 1810 and named after the Delaware Chief Tamanend, considered by some the “Patron Saint of America”. This simple (but mistitled) map of the local railway system was issued nearly a century later by the St. Tammany & New Orleans Railways & Ferry Company.

The primary cities of Covington, Abita Springs (home of Abita Brewing Co.) and Mandeville are connected with a railway line that ends at a wharf on the lake. Unincorporated communities, geographic features, and a handful of properties and subdivisions are also identified. The map is accompanied by a typewritten letter dated 12/11/1911 from the publishing company to the Railroad Commission of Louisiana about a new freight tariff over the line.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1911

Author: St. Tammany and New Orleans Railways and Ferry Co.

Sheet Width (in): 10.5

Sheet Height (in): 13.4

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Engraved map on a sheet with numerous separations along old fold lines, repaired on the verso with archival tape. Heavy wear along the top edge, confined to the margin. A few spots of soiling within the image, concentrated most heavily in the center left. Blank on verso (apart from repairs). Includes a typewritten letter to the Railroad Commission of Louisiana.


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