JOHNSON'S CALIFORNIA, ALSO UTAH, NEVADA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA.

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A. Johnson


Johnson's California, also Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Engraving handcolored, 1864, c.1873.
Image size 15 5/8 x 22 3/8" (398 x 568 mm) plus engraved decorative borders.
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 8868
Price: $375.00
Publisher : Published by A. J. Johnson, New York.
From "Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas". The 1860's were an exciting time in the west. The Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroads were rapidly moving towards joining as a transcontinental link. Telegraph lines replaced the Pony Express and an abundance of silver was discovered in western Nevada. More riches were anticipated in Arizona and New Mexico. In 1862, President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, giving all heads of family and men over 21 the right to acquire 160 acres of public domain land. This right did not extend to those soldiers of the Confederacy. By the end of the Civil War more than 15,000 emigrants had laid their claims. Maps , Maps , Atlases

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