Chicago: Union Pacific Railroad, 1931. Color birds-eye map [81 cm x 46 cm] / [32" x 18"] Very good. A few small splits at the folds, three short tape repairs at vertical fold on the reverse. Folds as issued. Map drawn by Gerald A. Eddy. Item #7392
Charming birds-eye map produced by the Union Pacific to try to entice tourists to the Mojave, southern Nevada (this was before Las Vegas was "Las Vegas"), and the surrounding area, that was also served by the U.P. and the Utah Parks Company, with the lodges at Bryce, Zion, Cedar Breaks. and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon located. Valley of Fire and Buried City are also located. The reverse contains information on the Dam and area, including descriptions of the location, the hydroelectric capabilities, Boulder City, Las Vegas and recreational suggestions.
"Down in the rock-walled recesses of the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, an army of men and a vast array of titan machinery are busily engaged in the construction of one of the greatest engineering projects of its kind the world has ever known - Hoover Dam."