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Interesting real estate map of Fairhaven, Washington, an outlying community of Bellingham, close to the border with Canada. The map was produced by Edmund S. Hincks, a local draughtsman.

The map appears to have been produced to promote the services (and, perhaps, land holdings) of "Gamwell & Warner, Investment Bankers, Fairhaven, Washington", which is overprinted on the upper-right corner of the map.

The map depicts the lines of the Great Northern Railroad, the Canada Pacific Railroad, and the Fairhaven and New Whatcom Electric Railway.

The map shows the Fairhaven Hotel, which was built in 1890, and clearly depicts the city before its merger with Bellingham and three other communities in 1903.

On the left side of the map are insets of "Map of Bellingham Bay, Whatcom Co., Wash." and "Map of Western Washington, showing location of Whatcom County".

The map is redolent of Whitney's maps of cities in Washington and Oregon, which were done around the same time for the Union Pacific, however, it makes no mention of the railroad nor of Whitney. Hincks did make a map of Bellingham in concert with Whitney, for the Union Pacific.

Condition Description
Folding map. Small hole at fold intersections. Scattered minor foxing and toning.