Plat map of Malden, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company

Files

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Title

Plat map of Malden, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company

Subject

Malden (Wash.)--Maps<br>Whitman County (Wash.) -- Maps<br>

Description

1 map: col., 46 x 40 cm. <br>Plat map from the Whitman County city of Malden.<br>Scale 400'=1"<br>Located twenty miles north of Colfax, the town of Malden, Washington was named by the then Vice President of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway--Mr. H. R. Williams. When his company extended their rail to the Puget Sound, they chose the Malden area as a "division point". No town site had yet existed there, but it would soon become a stopping point for the "Milwaukee Road"'s change crew, their repair and stock shops, and administrative offices. Soon following the construction of the C.M. & P.S. Railway's station, freight depot, roundhouse, and switchyard in 1909, Malden town boasted of eighty buildings and a population of nearly 450. In 1910, the year of this plat map, the census showed 798 people and growing. However, Malden could never diversify its economy and when--due to technological advancements and a reduction in rail use in America--the C.M. & P.S. line closed their Puget Sound line in 1980, the town had already suffered a substantial decrease in population (around 200), and by then railroad families had moved on for work. (For more information on the Palouse region's division points on railway lines, see Dale Martin's WSU Thesis: "Tekoa and Malden: a history of two railroad towns in eastern Washington", 1984.)

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 103

Coverage

United States--Washington (State)--Whitman County--Malden

Citation

Anderson Map Company., “Plat map of Malden, (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 15, 2024, http://digitalexhibits.libraries.wsu.edu/items/show/1655.