This map represents the final location of the Central Pacific Railroad through Nevada County, California and a portion of Placer County signed and sealed with the CPRR copper seal on December 29, 1868 by E.B. Crocker, Acting President (Stanford was unable to make the signing), E. H. Miller Jr., Treasurer, and Samuel S. Montague, Chief Engineer. Debbie A. Kenitzer further reports a family story that this map was given or sold by Montague to a good friend and fellow engineer who admired it and was handed down generation to generation of engineers and surveyors. It was at one time folded, put in a drawer and forgotten about for years.
Complete 1868 CPRR Linen Survey Map (behind glass)
Detail, Cisco and Boundary between Placer and Nevada Counties, California
Detail, Sierra Summit Profile
Debbie A. Kenitzer describes that this linen CPRR 1868 survey map has an embossed copper CPRR company seal with a raised train logo in the center surrounded by writing around the edge: "... the raised letters read: 'Central Pacific Rail Road Co.' (around the top outside); 'of California' (along the bottom outside); 'Incorporated June 23, 1861' (along the bottom inside). The picture in the middle is ... difficult to see — it looks like the front and side of a train with smoke coming out of the stack rolling over to the back of the train."
Courtesy of Debbie A. Kenitzer.