Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, about 1853

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Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, about 1853. Lithograph from the U.S.P.R.R. Explorations & Surveys presented to Congress between 1855 and 1861.

The U. S. Government sponsored numerous expeditions for the purpose of searching for possible railroad routes across the western U.S. This lithograph, from an engraving by Gustav Sohon, November 1853, was published as part of the twelve-volume set, Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the….Route for a Railroad From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.