FORT VANCOUVER, W. T.

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Gustavus Sohon


Fort Vancouver, W. T.

Three-stone lithograph, c.1853.
Image size 5 3/4 x 8 7/8" (14.6 x 22.6 cm).
Good condition with modern hand color. Some staining in the upper margin.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 2065
Price: $95.00
Publisher : Sarony, Major & Knapp, Liths. 449 Broadway, N.Y.
Gustavus Sohon Sarony, Major & Knapp, Liths. 449 Broadway, N.Y. Three-color lithograph handcolored, c.1855. This view is plate 44 of the U. S. Pacific Railroad Expedition & Surveys - 47th & 49th Parallels - General Report. Isaac I.

Stevens had become the first Governor of Washington Territory in 1853. He led this survey in the hope that the first transcontinental railroad link would serve his new territory - linking the Great Lakes to the Puget Sound. However, this ambitiousness caused a serious war with the local Indian tribes. His railroad link would not become a reality until the completion of the Great Northern Railroad in 1893. Fort Vancouver is now just known as Vancouver and is located on the Columbia river 9 miles north of Portland, Oregon.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , Washington State

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