The Western Waters Digital Library helps you search for maps across a variety of digital collections from our contributing institutions.
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Searching for Maps
Maps that apply to specific areas of interest can be found by searching for the date, location, topic, and the word maps in the subject area of the Western Waters Advanced search page.
You may wish to limit the type of item you are looking for to images only in order to only find map images, but maps may also be found in the text documents and reports available in the Western Waters Digital Library.
Maps of may different types are available, for example:
- Flood Maps
- Drainage Maps
- River Maps
- Northern Pacific Railroad Maps
- Topographic Maps
- Reservoir Maps
- Territory Maps
- Maps of cities such as Las Vegas, Tacoma, and Portland
Western Waters Collection Highlights
Interesting highlights of the Western Waters Digital Library Maps Collection include:
Partie des Etats-Unis. No. 38. (1827 This is an example of some of the many interesting historical maps you can find in the Western Waters Digital Library. Published in 1827, this map from Washington State University's Early Washington Maps collection provides details about terrain and information about expeditions in the area, including Lewis and Clark's.
Map of Boulder Dam area and Las Vegas, Nevada, 1930 This map is from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas collection Southern Nevada and Las Vegas History in Maps, and shows a map of Boulder Dam and Las Vegas from October of 1930. The subtitle on the map refers to the area as the "World's greatest flood control system, reclamation project, electrical development, artificial body of water."
Map of Utah Territory Representing the Extent of the Irrigable, Timber, and Pasture Lands Here is another historical map showing how Utah territory was represented in 1878. This map is from the Utah State University Library's Bear River Watershed Collection, which focuses on the geography and history of the region. The description of the map states that the "Map extends north and south from Snowville to Cedar City and east to west from Bear Lake to Grouse Creek. Finely drawn details include Utah's many mountains, rivers, and lakes as well as towns such as Logan, Smithfield, Fillmore, Honeyville, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Toquerville, etc. "