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Title Kansas Pacific Railway: the best and shortest cattle trail from Texas.
Author Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date 1875
Document Type Pamphlet; Map
Region Texas; Kansas
Keywords rivers, cattle, overland trail
Theme Railroads, Transportation and Urban History; Cattle Ranchers, Grazing and Trails; Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements
Publisher K.C. Lith. Co.
Place of Publication Kansas City
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "About the time this guide map was issued, Texas began to assume its preeminence as a source of American food, particularly of beef. Moving cattle from grazing lands in Texas to rail transportation terminals was an annual job. The map indicates some of the popular trails from Texas to Kansas." From the Newberry Library catalogue: "Details network of minor Texas cattle trails leading to the "Ellsworth Cattle Trail" and "J.S. Chisum’s Trail" and their connections to the Kansas Pacific Railway and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fé Railway. Issued folded at end of accompanying text: Guide map of the best and shortest cattle trail to the Kansas Pacific Railway: with a concise and accurate description of the route, showing distances, streams, crossings, camping grounds, wood and water, supply stores, etc., from the Red River crossing to Ellis, Russell, Ellsworth, Brookville, Salina, Solomon and Abilene."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 2275
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue