Leavenworth: Printed at the office of the Kansas Farmer, 1871. 19pp. plus partially colored folding lithograph map. Original blue gilt printed wrappers. Some tanning and light dampstaining. Map with a few scattered fox marks and some discoloration along folds. Very good. In a blue morocco and cloth clamshell box. A prospectus for the Kansas Central Railway, which proposed to connect Denver with the Missouri River at Leavenworth, Kansas. Considered to be one of the most significant attempts to connect Denver with eastern states and transport, the railway managed only to construct approximately 165 miles of narrow gauge track west to Miltonvale, Kansas between its foundation in 1871 and 1882. The railway was then subsumed by Union Pacific, which by 1890 had reconstructed the existing track as a standard gauge line. "Not in McMurtrie. The map is of exceptional interest, with various routes marked in red. The report of Professor Mudge describes the country to be opened up by the new route through the Delaware strip" - Eberstadt. EBERSTADT 137:274. GRAFF 2273. HAWLEY & FARLEY 240. (Inventory #: WRCAM51653)
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