Publication: Woodward, Tierman & Hale, Printers, 1876, St Louis
First edition. 11 1/2" x 31 1/2" sheet, folds to 6 3/4" x 3 3/4." One side provides an attractive panoramic view of the Arkansas Valley route from the Missouri River to Colorado and New Mexico. "Up the valley of the great Arkansas! Lovely scenery, sublime views, recreation, health, pure mountain air, trout, game, antelope, buffalo, elk, the foot hills, mountains and canons. The shortest route to Colorado Springs, Pike's Peak and Manitou, the invalid's heaven. Mild winters! Cool summers! No route so varied and picturesque. A delightful ride amid the magnificent scenery along the base of the Rocky Mountains!" Also views and brief descriptions of the Arkansas Canon, trout fishing in the mountains, chasing antelope on horseback, buffalo, a dug-out sod house, prairie dogs, the Dutch Wedding, and the Garden of the Gods. The other side contains 8 panels (including covers), railroad information, Eastern connections and time tables. A small repair by a paper conservator to one fold area, else a very good copy.
Inventory Number: 42554