Railroad Commission Map of Washington.

By: [Map, Washington]

Price: $185.00

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Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1910. 33 x 47 inches, folds to 5 x 8 inches, with the original printed wrappers. Shows railroads in operation, under construction and projected, and logging railroads. Lines in different colors mark the railroads. Index to counties, towns, and logging roads on verso. A state of Washington Railroad Commission was formed in 1905. It goals included the regulation of railroad rates. Such a commission was almost established by the state constitution at statehood in 1889, but it was voted down. Blatant political manipulations on the part of the railroads in the gubernatorial elections of 1904 led to a backlash that, in part at least, finally enabled the establishment of the commission. (Washington State University Libraries, Map Collection). Small tears where some of the folds intersect; browning at some margins.

Title: Railroad Commission Map of Washington.

Author Name: [Map, Washington]

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: [map,washington]185chicago:rand,mcnally,1910.33x