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Map No. 1

Map No.1 from the western boudary of Missouri to the mouth of Trap Creek from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War.
By Capt. J.W. Gunnison, Topl. Engrs., assisted by Capt. E.G. Beckwith, 3d Artillery, R.H. Kern, topographer in the field; map made under the supervision of Capt. E.G. Beckwith, 3d Artillery, by F.W. Egloffstein, topographer for the route; Explorations and Surveys for a Rail Road Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department; Route near the 38th & 39th Parallels; engraved by Selmar Siebert.

Serial Set: 768-02 (33-2) S.exdoc. 78, map 1
Scale: 1:760.320
Size: 79 x 60 cm
1855

Shows proposed routes in Missouri and eastern Kansas. Shows hydrology and topography along the Kansas River. Includes towns and location and dates of encampments west of Westport.

Map No. 2

Map No.2 from the Mouth of Trap Creek to the Sante Fe Crossing, from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War.
By Capt. J.W. Gunnison, Topl. Engrs., assisted by Capt. E.G. Beckwith, 3d Artillery, R.H. Kern, topographer in the field; map made under the supervision of Capt. E.G. Beckwith, 3d Artillery, by F.W. Egloffstein, topographer for the route; Explorations and Surveys for a Rail Road Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department; Route near the 38th & 39th Parallels; eng. by Selmar Siebert.

Serial Set: 768-02 (33-2) S.exdoc. 78, map 17
Scale: 1:760.320
Size: 80 x 61 cm
1855

Santa Fe Trails and the Emigrant Road. Includes hydrology, some topography along the Kansas-Arkansas River route, and a few towns and forts. Identifies land of the Pawnee Indians.

(4)

(4) Map showing the progress of the public surveys in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to accompany Annual Report of the Surveyor General.
Surveyor General’s Office, Nebraska City, N.T. Oct. 1st 1858; Ward B. Burnett, Surveyor General.

Serial Set: 1001 (35-2) H.exdoc. 2, map 8
Scale: 1:1,140,480
Size: 60 x 37 cm
1858

Shows progress of township surveys in eastern Kansas and Nebraska Territories. Indicated townships under contract or being surveyed, surveys reported to the general land office and local land office, and surveys cancelled but field work partially completed. Also indicates township plats recalled awaiting the reestablishment of the western boundary or the half breed lands, and the proposed extension of the surveys. Shows the guide meridian and sixth principal meridian, standard parallels, and various Indian reserves and lands. Includes a few towns, forts, and major rivers.

(5)

(5) Map showing the progress of the public surveys in the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska to accompany Annual Report of the Surveyor General.
Surveyor General’s Office, Nebraska City, N.T. October 1st 1859, Ward B. Burnett, Surveyor General

Serial Set: 1026 (36-1) S.exdoc. 2, map 1
Scale: 1:1,140,480
Size: 59 x 42 cm
1859

Shows progress of township surveys in eastern Kansas and Nebraska Territories. Indicates townships whose surveys have been completed, are under contract and being surveyed, those reported to the office, those forwarded to the office, those cancelled or contract cancelled and those under contract but contract not received by the office. Also indicates the proposed extension of the surveys. Includes guide meridians, standard parallels, and the sixth principal meridian. Shows Indian reservations, towns, forts, and hydrography.

(7)

(7) Map showing the progress of the public surveys in Kansas and Nebraska, to accompany annual report of the Surveyor General, 1861.
Mark W. Delahay, Surveyor General; Surveyor General’s Office, Leavenworth, Kansas, September 2nd 1861.

Serial Set: 1120 (37-2) S.exdoc. 1, map 11
Scale: ca. 1:1,140,480
Size: 59 x 46 cm
1861

Shows progress of township surveys in eastern Kansas and eastern Nebraska Territories. Shows surveys of townships completed, under contract, and being subdivided or surveyed, reported to the Office, and proposed to be subdivided. Also shows the proposed extension of township lines by dotted lines, the sixth principal meridan, guide meridians, base line, and standard parallels. Includes hydrography, town, forts, and Indian reserves and trust lands.

Map of Kansas and Nebraska Territories

Map of Kansas and Nebraska Territories Giving the location of Towns and Cities, the Indian Reservations by the Treaties of 1854, and the original boundaries of the Indian Lands.

Mellen & Co. Chicago.

Scale 1:317,000
Size:
1855

[Map of Kansas and Nebraska]

[Map of Kansas and Nebraska].
Photo. Lith. by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md.

Serial Set: 1954 (47-2) H.exdoc. 95, map 1
Size: ca. 22 x 31 cm
[1882]

Shows Indian reservation, hydrography, and the reconnaissance of Lieut. Bryan in 1866 and Major Long in 1820.

Map of Kaw River Bend

Map of Kaw River Bend showing progress of work for the Improvement of the Missouri River At Kansas & Vicinity.
Under the direction of Major Chas. R. Suter, Corps of Eng'rs., U.S.A.; J.W. Nier, Asst. Eng'r. Serial Set: 1954 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 13
Scale: ca. 1:17,066
Size: 23 x 39 cm
1879

Shows Quindaro and Wyandotte City, Kansas, small area of Kansas City, Missouri, revetments, dike, new and old channel, railroads, and field patterns.

Exhibit D

Exhibit D, a partial outline map of the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri, showing the courses of tornadoes of May 29th and woth 1879.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.excdoc. 1, map 14
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Size: 18 x 26 cm
1957

Part of Central States. Shows path of following tornadoes: Buffalo Creek, Lincoln County, Delphos, Pipe Creek, Wakefield, Waterville, Irving, Stockdale, Clarinda, Barnard, Gentry, Hackberry, Ridge, and Lee's Summit. Also shows hydrography and state line.

Exhibit B. Map of the Track 
                of the Irving Tornado.

Exhibit B. Map of the Track of the "Irving Tornado." Embracing portions of Riley, Marshall, and Nemaha Co's. Kan. and Pawnee and Richardson Co's., Nebraska.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 20
Scale: ca. 1:506,880
Size: 19 x 23 cm
[1879]

Shows public land grid towns, countries, railroads, and hydrography. Tornado's path is roughly northwest through Irving, Kansas, to Cincinnati, Nebraska vicinity. Date is from date of tornado-May 30, 1879.

Exhibit A. Map of the tracks 
                of tornados Nos. I and II

Exhibit A. Map of the tracks of tornados Nos. I and II, through Irving, Marshall County, Kansas. May 30th, 1879.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 21
Size: 19 x 22 cm
1879

Oblique view of the town showing the paths of two tornadoes, streets, houses, houses not injured, open prairie, timber, Big Blue River, river bluffs, and bridge destroyed.

Exhibit A. Map of the Track 
                of the Stockdale Tornado

Exhibit A. Map of the Track of the "Stockdale Tornado." Portions of Riley and Pottawattamie Co's., Kan.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 22
Scale: ca. 1:168,960
Size: 18 x 18 cm
[1879]

Shows a nine township area, with Manhattan, State Agricultural College, Stockdale, Berlin, Wild Cat, Pleasant Run, Big Blue River, and tributaries, high prairie, and heavy timber. Date of tornado is May 30th, 1879.

Exhibit A. Map of the track 
                of the Delphos Tornado

Exhibit A. Map of the track of the "Delphos Tornado." Portions of Saline, Ottawa and Cloud Co's., Kans.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 24
Scale: ca. 1:253,440
Size: 24 x 17 cm
[1879]

Shows a 24 township area, Brittsville, Glasco, Meredith, Delphos, Minneapolis, Lindsey, Churchill, Ohio Grove, Culver, Windsor, counties, Solomon River, Saline River, their tributaries, high prairie, and bluffs. Date of torndao is May 30, 1879.

Exhibit A. Map of the tradck 
                of the Wakefield Tornado

Exhibit A. Map of the tradck of the "Wakefield Tornado." Portions of Clay and Riley Co's., Kansas.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 25
Scale: ca. 1:168,960
Size: 17 x 17 cm
[1879]

Shows a nine township area, Otter Creek, Gatesville, Riley Centreo, Wakefield, Milford, saw and grist mills, New Chillicothe, Mt. Cenis, Alida, Republican River and tribuatries, high prairie, and heavy timber. Date of tornado is May 30th, 1879.

Exhibit A. Map of the track 
                of the Waterville Tornado

Exhibit A. Map of the track of the "Waterville Tornado." Washington and Marshall counties, Kan.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 26
Scale: ca. 1:176,819
Size: 17 x 22 cm
[1879]

Shows a 12 township area, Springfield, BallardFalls, Blachville, Greenleaf, Round Grove, Elm Grove, Barnes Waterville, Blue Rapids, Koloko, Kirneo, Chepstow, Swede Creek, Irving, Little Blue River, Big Blue River, their tributaries, high prairie, and heavy timber. Date of tornado is May 30th, 1879.

Exhibit A. Map of the track 
                of the Lincoln County Tornado

Exhibit A. Map of the track of the "Lincoln County Tornado." Portions of Lincoln, Ottawa, and Saline Co's., Kan.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 27
Scale: ca. 1:200,084
Size: 20 x 16 cm
[1879]

Shows a 12 township area, Battle Creek, Woody, Lincoln Centre, Rock Hill, flour mill, Monroe, Colorado, Saline River, Salt Creek, their tributaries, high prairie, and river bluffs. Date of tornado is May 30, 1879.

Exhibit A. Map of the track 
                of the Buffalo Creek Tornado

Exhibit A. Map of the track of the "Buffalo Creek Tornado." Jewell, Michell, Cloud and Republic Co's., Kansas.

Serial Set: 1957 (46-3) H.exdoc. 1, map 28
Scale: ca. 1:181,030
Size: 17 x 23 cm
[1879]

Shows a 12 township area, Jewell, Marsh Valley, Johnsonville, Neilsburg, Norway, Aurora Vicksburg, West Hope, Fannie, Alva, Buffalo Junction, Springfield, Scottsville, LuLu, West Asher, Warrne, Half Way, Ten Mile, Arion, Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad, Republican River, Buffalo Creek, their tributaries, high prairie, and timber. Date of tornado is May 30, 1879.

Map of 
                the United States showing the quantity of coal mined in each county 
                during the census year

Map of the United States showing the quantity of coal mined in each county during the census year.
Department of the Interior, Tenth Census of the United States; Julius Bien & Co.

Serial Set: 2145 (47-2) H.misdoc. 42, map 92
Scale: ca. 1:40,000,000
Size: 26 x 37 cm
1880

Shades of color and numbers indicate the number of tons mined from under 10,000 to 100,000 to 500,000 for the states of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Indian Territory. Base map has states, counties, major cities, and hydrography. No. 5.

*DK-Title of this serial set entry is different from title on map, but it appears to be the correct map, because the rest of the maps of this particular series have a similar title. The title on the map has "a part of" inserted between "of" and "the" at the beginning.*

Map of the Missouri River 
                in the vicinity of Fort Leavenworth Kas.

Map of the Missouri River in the vicinity of Fort Leavenworth Kas..
Made under the direction of the Missouri River Commission in December 1886 & January 1887. Theo A. Bingham, 1st Lieut. Of Engineers, Missouri River Commission.

Serial Set: 2537 (50-1) H.exdoc. 1, map 17
Scale: ca. 1:200,000
Size: 18 x 36 cm
1887

Shows changes in shore-line and sandbars between surveys of 1878, 1882, and 1886-7. Includes railroads, bluffs, and creeks. Also shows Kickapoo Island, Kickapoo Slough, Bee Creek Bend and part of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Weston, Missouri. Acreage given for cut along the river. No. 7.

Map of the Missouri River 
                in the vicinity of Atchinson, Kas.

Map of the Missouri River in the vicinity of Atchinson, Kas..
Made under the direction of the Missouri River Commission in December 1886 and January 1887. Theo A. Bingham, 1st Lieut. Of Engineers, Secretary, Missouri River Commission.

Serial Set: 2537 (50-1) H.exdoc. 1, map 16
Scale: ca. 1:185,000
Size: 23 x 34 cm
1887

Shows changes in the shoreline between surveys of 1878, 1882, and 1886-7. Also shows bluffs, railroads, roads, bridges, and parts of Doniphan and Atchison in Kansas and Rushville, Missouri. The acreage of cut at McQueen’s Bend and Rushville Bend are given. No. 6.

Map of the Missouri River 
                in the vicinity of Kansas City, Ks.

Map of the Missouri River in the vicinity of Kansas City, Ks..
Made under the direction of the Missouri River Commission in June 1887. Theo. A. Bingham, 1st Lieut. Of Engineers, Secretary, Missouri River Commission.

Serial Set: 2573 (50-1) H.exdoc. 1, map 18
Scale: ca. 1:35,000
Size: 31 x 65 cm
1887

Shows changes in the shoreline between surveys of 1882, 1886, and 1887. Also shows revetments constructed in 1882 and 1885. Includes the Little Platte Bend, Parkville Bend, Quindaro Bend, Upper Kaw Bend, Lower Kaw Bend, Sharp’s Bend, East Bottom, Line Creek, Randolph Bluffs, and the Kaw (Kansas) River. Also includes the communities of Parkville, Harlem, and Kansas City in Missouri, and Pomeroy, Wyandotte, and Kansas City in Kansas. Also shows railroads and bluffs. No. 8.

Map of the Kansas Water-works 
                and Irrigation Co.’s canal,etc.

Map of the Kansas Water-works and Irrigation Co.’s canal, the Dodge City Canal, and the South Dodge Canal, showing irrigable and grazing lands in the Arkansas River Valley, Dodge City, Kansas.
Joyce, Eng.

Serial Set: 2708 (51-1) S.rp. 928, map 24
Scale: ca. 1:350,000
Size: 21 x 40 cm
[1890]

Shows parts of Hodgeman, Gray, Ford, and Edwards Counties in southwest Kansas. Solid lines indicate the course of irrigation canals. Includes part of the Osage Indian Reservation. Shows rivers, creeks, railroads, and towns. Township and range are given.

Map showing 
                the Smoky Hill-Republican system of rivers ...

Map showing the Smoky Hill-Republican system of rivers in the middle regions of the Great Plains and the distribution of the Plains formations west of the 98th meridian.
By Robert Hay, Chief Geologist; Frank Blaisdell, Civil Engineer, Irrigation Inquiry.

Serial Set: 2899 (52-1) S.exdoc. 41, map 2
Scale: 1:1,900,000
Size: 21 x 48 cm
1891

Includes eastern Colorado, southern Nebraska, and the northern two-thirds of Kansas. Shading and patterns indicate plains marl, tertiary grit, sand hills, and cretaceous formations. Also includes rivers, railroads, cities, and counties. Indicates location of the Smoky Hill-Republican Watershed.

rofile from the Rocky Mtns. 
                West of Denver through the northern tier of Kansas counties ...

Profile from the Rocky Mtns. West of Denver through the northern tier of Kansas counties to Belleville, e. of 98th Meridian.
Serial Set: 2899 (52-1) S.excdoc. 41, map 4

Scale: 1:887,000
Size: 23 x 37 cm
[1892]

Geological profile and partial section showing Colorado tertiaries of the Denver Artesian Basin, Plains marl, Tertiary grit, Upper Cretacecous, Middle Cretaceous (Colorado group), Dakota, Jan-Treas., and Archean formations. Locates rivers and towns. Vertical scale=1:9,600.

Sketch map showing location 
                of underflow lines

Sketch map showing location of underflow lines.
United States Department of Agriculture.

Serial Set: 2899 (52-1) S.exdoc. 41, map 9
Scale: ca. 1:2,000,000
Size: 37 x 34 cm
1891

Index map showing location of underflow lines examined Appendix Nos. II-XIII. Includes parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas. Shows the Cheyenne Line, Sterling Line, Frenchman Line, Big Spring Line, North Platte Line, Loup Line, Lexington Line, Grand Island Line, Garden City Line, Dodge City Line, Norton Barometric Line, and the Great Bend Line. Also shows rivers, creeks, railroads, cities, towns, and counties. Elevations given for some cities. Appendix No. I.

Map of part of Kansas

Map of part of Kansas.
Serial Set: 3144 (53-1) S.exdoc. 22, map 1

Scale: ca. 1:1,150,000
Size: 27 x 42 cm
[1893]

Color map of southwestern and south-central Kansas showing the boundaries of the land districts of the General Land Office. The number of acres subject to homestead entry is indicated in red for section of the consolidated district of Garden City and Larned. A red dot indicates the center of business for the district, with concentric circles eminating from the point. Includes railroads, cities, towns, counties, townships, rivers, and creeks.

Triangulation in Kansas

Triangulation in Kansas.
U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin No.122; U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey; The Norris Peters Co., Photo-Litho., Washington, D.C.

Serial Set: 3335 (53-3) H.misdoc. 78, map 8
Scale: ca. 1:1,500,000
Size: 27 x 51 cm
1894

Shows the triangulations of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and U.S. Geological Survey in Kansas. Some lines extend into western Missouri and eastern Colorado. Plate VI.


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