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A collection of 28 topographic maps of different regions of California issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and printed between 1900 and 1947. All of the maps in this collection have been digitized by the USC Digital Library as part of the larger Historical California Topographical Maps collection (see the link under "Digital Material").
1900 - 1947; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1905
When the Union Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Railroad merged in 1997 and the former did a housecleaning of its inventory, many of the Union Pacific's archival materials were saved. The records that were donated to USC were chiefly those that were generated in the 1940s and 50s as part of the Tidelands controversies, concerning the Los Angeles / Long Beach / Wilmington harbor areas, and documenting channels, wetlands, islands, elevations, and shoreline. In addition to many maps,...