Irrigation map – Inland Empire, California (1888)

Irrigation map of Riverside and San Bernardino by California Department of Engineering – 1888

US40 #14 INLAND EMPIRE, CALIFORNIA (Irrigation, 1888)
Irrigation map of Riverside and San Bernardino by California Department of Engineering – 1888 image detail
Date: 1888
Author: California Dept of Engineering
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Source: Rumsey Map Collection
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This map is part of a series depicting the 40 largest cities in the United States (as ranked by CBSA). This series will run through the month of July.

Quite beautiful and interesting irrigation map of the Inland Empire, (Riverside and San Bernardino) California [gmap].

I worked in Redlands for two years when I was fresh out of college. More map lovers per capita than any other place I've lived. Might've had something to do with my employer at the time.

The map is gorgeous and curious and fascinating to explore. It's taken from a larger set that covers much of Southern California. When I get the time, I'll do a write-up and post the whole set.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in the Inland Empire's history, check out the California Historical Society's website.



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