The Traveler’s Highway to the World’s Fair The Burlington

“The Favorite Route Across the American Continent” to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.

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The lines of the Burlington Route can be seen stretching across the country, from Denver to Illinois and St. Paul to St. Louis, on this map published in conjunction with the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Its unique perspective was created to maximize the visibility of territory served by the railroad, encouraging potential fairgoers across America of the convenience and direct access afforded by the line.

Stations for both the CB&Q and connecting lines are individually labeled and illustrated, departure points for thousands of attendees ready to experience the splendor of the White City. An inset map in the upper right shows additional connections across the country.

Text, timetables, and images of the luxurious railcars on The Chicago Special train are provided on the verso. Published in Chicago in the summer of 1893 by the Poole Brothers on behalf of the Burlington Route.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1893

Author: Poole Brothers

Sheet Width (in): 21.4

Sheet Height (in): 15.25

Condition: B

Condition Description: Creasing and wear along former fold lines. About 8" of separation in the lower right has been repaired on the verso with archival tape, and there are three small holes along the horizontal fold line. A bit of light edge wear and toning, consistent with age.

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