General map of the state indicating county names and boundaries, cities and towns, railroads in operation and projected, roads, and rivers.
Published in the same year as the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, the first major conflict between Union and Confederacy forces in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War, this depiction of the state of Missouri shows it just as the war broke out. Though the state was officially neutral in the Civil War, Confederate forces were victorious in this battle. They would maintain a prominent presence in the southwest portion of the state until the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865.
Missouri experienced a time of significant growth following the war spurred on by Kansas City, becoming an important railroad hub unlocking access to the American West. The stockyards in KansasCity became some of the largest in the nation as livestock traveled north for processing in the meat plants of Chicago. This access allowed arable land in the West fo be opened up for farming and ranching.
By 1860 St. Louis’ population had reached 4 million, and the city was flourishing with significant amounts of goods flowing up and down the Mississippi River. St Louis became a popular stopping point for merchants. The 1850s saw the rise of Steamboats traveling the river and would create some of the most iconic images of mid 19th century American History. Published by prolific American cartographer James T. Lloyd, this detailed depiction of Missouri, possesses a distinctive aesthetic that transforms the viewer back in time and is an authentic piece of cartographical as well as American History.
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