Map Showing the location of the Town of Vredenburgh…


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“Gentlemen, In reply to your letter May 31, wish to advise that at present we do not maintain and operate a railroad between Vredenburg and Vredenburgh Junction, Alabama.”

This piece of company stationery features a simple map of southern Alabama and emphasizes the central location of the town of Vredenburgh, the site of a large sawmill built in the early 1900s. It shows the Vredenburgh Saw Mill Company railroad lines stretching to nearby Corduroy and Vredenburgh Junction, with additional connections stretching to the Gulf, Alabama River, and beyond.

Somewhere along the ‘line’, a mistake was made, and typewritten text addressed to Rand McNally (presumably the mapmaker) on the verso clarifies that the company does not operate a rail connection between Vredenburgh and Vredenburgh Junction. The offending segment has been crossed out in red on the map and a rubber stamp on the letter likely reflects Rand McNally’s filing system for corrections.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1929

Author: Rand McNally

Sheet Width (in): 8.25

Sheet Height (in): 11

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Light creasing along old fold lines and scattered soiling and discoloration. Numerous staple holes in upper left. Old manuscript annotations and rubberstamps. Good condition overall.


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