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The Northern Pacific Railroad

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Subject Guide to The Northern Pacific Railroad
Central Washington University
Special Collections
November 2006
Prepared by Anne Bahde

  • Northern Pacific Railroad charter and amendments. Philadelphia : Jay Cooke, 1870. HE2791.N61 1870.
  • The Northern Pacific Railroad’s land grant and the future business of the road. Philadelphia : Jay Cooke, 1870. HE2791.N65.
  • The Northern Pacific Railroad: its route, resources, progress and business: the new Northwest and its great thoroughfare. Philadelphia : Jay Cooke, 1871. HE2791.N857 1871b and F852.N6.
  • Winser, Henry J. The Great Northwest: a guide-book and itinerary for the use of tourists and travelers. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1883. F597.W77.
  • The official Northern Pacific Railroad guide for the use of tourists and travelers. St. Paul , MN : W. C. Riley, 1892. F597.W79 1892 and F597.W79 1897.
  • Wheeler, Olin Dunbar. 6,000 miles through wonderland, being a description of the marvelous region traversed by the Northern Pacific Railroad. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1893. E168.W4.
  • Haskell, Charles. On reconnaissance for the great Northern. New York : New York Public Library, 1948. HE2791.G775 H3.

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