Plat maps of St. John, and Winona, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company.

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Title

Plat maps of St. John, and Winona, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company.

Subject

St. John (Wash.)--Maps<br>Winona (Wash.)--Maps<br>Whitman County (Wash.) -- Maps<br>Oregon Railway and Navigation Co.<br>Union Pacific Railroad<br>Pleasant Valley Line<br>

Description

1 map: col., 44 x 30 cm.<br>Plat maps from the Whitman County cities of St. John, and Winona scale 400'=1"<br>At Pleasant Valley Creek, eighteen miles northwest of Colfax, the Oregon Railway and Navigation Co. platted and filed the town in 1888. The railway officials named the town for an early settler--Mr. Edward T. St. John. St. John donated much of the original town land, on the provision that the square block in the center of town would always be a park.<br>In 1888-89, the Oregon Railway Extension Co. built a line running into St. John. This line later became a part of the Washington Division of the Pleasant Valley Branch, which in time was taken over by the Union Pacific.<br>Not much is known of the early development of Winona, except that the Washington and Idaho Railroad, a subsidiary of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Co. began the Pleasant Valley line to travel from Winona to Seltice by way of Thornton. Winona was named after one of the surveyors' home town--Winona, Minnesota. As stated above, Union Pacific bought out the O.R.& N.Co.'s line, and by 1925 wanted to end the Pleasant Valley road. However, UPRR did not receive government approval of the termination until the early 1930s.

Creator

Anderson Map Company.

Source

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, WSU Libraries

Publisher

Seattle, Wash. : Anderson Map Company

Date

1910

Contributor

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Rights

Contact Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, for copyright information 509 335-6691

Relation

Is part of Plat Book of Whitman County Washington Compiled and Published from actual Surveys and the County Records by Anderson Map Company Seattle, Wash 1910

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Maps<br>Plats

Identifier

WSU 104

Coverage

United States--Washington (State)--Whitman County--St. John
United States--Washington (State)--Whitman County--Winona

Citation

Anderson Map Company., “Plat maps of St. John, and Winona, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company.,” Digital Exhibits, accessed April 20, 2024, http://digitalexhibits.libraries.wsu.edu/items/show/1653.