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SPECIAL REPORT OF A RECONNOISSANCE OF THE ROUTE FOR THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD BETWEEN LAKE SUPERIOR AND PUGET SOUND, VIA THE COLUMBIA RIVER, MADE IN 1869, BY W. MILNOR ROBERTS, U. S. CIVIL ENGINEER, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MESSRS. JAY COOKE & CO., BANKERS
Privately printed], 1869. - First edition. 8vo. 9" x 6" stitched printed wrappers, 51 pp. plus 4 pp. of promotional information for the sale of gold bonds to finance the route. Roberts went by rail to San Francisco, then overland to Portland, then by steamer on the Columbia River, visiting Olympia, Tacoma, Port Gamble, Bellingham Bay, Victoria, Puget Sound, to Walla Walla, where they out fitted for a horseback expedition. Into Idaho Territory, Lake Pend d'Oreille, Montana Territory, along the Flathead River, up the Jocko Valley, Missoula, Deer Lodge City, Bozeman Divide and Yellowstone Valley, Mullan's Pass, Helena, with discussion of a tunnel on the Black foot, then a summation of probable cost of the road, with itemization by divisions, buildings, etc., lands, snows, grades. Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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