The Golden Chain Council Highway Map of The Northern and Southern Mines The Mother Load [Central California Highway Map c1962]
Jackson, Calif. Creative Lithograph Company, c1962. Map by William Wintle. Folded Map.
Folded two-sided decorative detailed pictorial map of the Gold Regions of California. Covers Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador, El Dorado, and Placer counties. Date estimated. Surrounded by 17 decorative annotated vignettes of scenery and points of interest. Some points of interest are shown pictorially on the map. Shows county boundaries, cities and towns, road, rivers, campgrounds, etc. Includes legend and distance chart. 16.75 by 21.69 inches; no flaws but modest age-toning. Features Smokey the Bear.
The primary image includes a detailed road map with illustrated elements highlighting various locations of interest. Distances between points are noted alongside airports, campgrounds, state parks, and ski areas. Vignettes around the edge of the map highlight historic sites and events that took place along the Golden Chain.
The verso includes a summary of each county; with various landmarks, accommodations, principal industries, and brief historical notes.
No flaws but modest toning. Item #16455
Travel the Golden Chain Highway through Central California.
This wonderful promotional map drawn by William Wintle combines the historic and the modern to create an inviting opportunity for the adventurous motorist along Highway 49 in California. The route is nicknamed ‘The Golden Chain’ because it links various locations that played a prominent role during the California Gold Rush.
Subjects: California, Gold Rush, Pictorial map Auto travel