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Stock# 26666
Description

Early view of the Valley of the Mud Lakes in the Sierra Nevada mountains, with the entrance to Madelaine Pass, Mount Observation, Black Rock Range, and the Humboldt River Range in the background, from Volume XI of the Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, In 1853-56, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854.

The view was shows a portion of the lands which were to be traversed by the first transcontinental railroad.