Territorial growth of Seattle (1891)

Map showing territorial growth of the city of Seattle (1891)

Map showing territorial growth of the city of Seattle (1891)
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Date: 1891
Author: City Engineer, Seattle
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Source: WSU
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Seattle that you might want to check out.

A curious and exciting map of Seattle, Washington that wouldn't look out of place on the back of the greatest box of cereal that you had ever eaten.

This map originally accompanied the 1891 annual report of Albro Gardner, Seattle's city engineer, and tasks itself with showing the growth of the city of Seattle. How well it does this, I'll leave to people more familiar with Seattle's history. But as for aesthetics, it gets a big thumbs up from me.

A note of thanks:
This image is from the Washington State University Libraries, who are to be commended for doing the right thing and sharing their maps. It is my hope that other universities will come to share this progressive vision for the constructive stewardship of their collections. If you'd like to show your support for their level-headed and forward-thinking policies, one thing that I know would be apreciated would be to donate to their cause.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Seattle's history, check out the Washington State Historical Society's website.



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