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Portion of the Map of Military Department of the Columbia showing location of River Survey Sheets. (1882)

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Title Portion of the Map of Military Department of the Columbia showing location of River Survey Sheets. (1882)
Identifier http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/zoom/zoom.php?map=wsu480 wsu 480; F853 .U58 http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/maps,623
Creator United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Date 1882 2000 - 2002
Publisher Washington, D.C., Govt. print. off.
Description 1 map : 33 x 33 cm. "Sen. Ex. Doc. No. 186, 1st sess., 47th Cong." Scale approximately 18 miles to 1 inch. In September and October of 1881, under orders from Brig. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Thomas W. Symons traveled and closely mapped the entirety of the Columbia River from the Canadian border to the point where the Snake and Columbia Rivers met. His stated goal was "to determine its navigability and the advisability of putting steamboats on it to be used in the transportation of troops,...
Subject Columbia River Valley -- Maps
Type Maps
Coverage Washington (Terr.) -- Columbia River
Rights Contact Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, for copyright information 509 335-6691
Format Original maps were scanned in color at 600 dpi on a Microtek 9600XL scanner and saved as TIFF files. The TIFF files were converted into the MrSID format at a compression ratio of 12 to 1 using LizardTech's Geospatial Encoder 1.5 software. These MrSid files were then uploaded into the CONTENTdm database at the Washington State University Libraries. image/jpeg
Contributor Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Language English
Relation Is part of Report of an examination of the Upper Columbia . River and the territory in its vicinity in September and . October, 1881, to determine its navigability and . adaptability to steamboat transportation.

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