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Rare separately published map of Northwestern Oregon, printed by Rand McNally & Co. for the Oregon & California Railroad Company.

The map extends from the Columbia River to Yaquina Bay and Corvallis in the South. The map shows the coastal region and mountain range between Astoria and Sweet Home. The map also shows thirty and twenty mile limit for the Oregon and California Railroad grant, and also the military road grants for Willamette Valley and Cascade Mountains, and Corvallis and Yaquina Bay.

The Oregon & California Railroad Company

The Oregon and California Railroad was formed from the Oregon Central Railroad when it was the first to operate a 20-mile stretch south of Portland in 1869. This qualified the Railroad for land grants in California, whereupon the name of the railroad soon changed to Oregon & California Rail Road Company.

In 1887, the line was completed over Siskiyou Summit and the Southern Pacific Railroad assumed control of the railroad. However, it was not officially sold to Southern Pacific until January 3, 1927.


The map is very rare on the market. OCLC locates 2 examples (Oregon Historical Society and University of Oregon).

Condition Description
Very minor loss at a few fold intersections, but generally a fine example.