"Panoramic Perspective of the Area Adjacent to Las Vegas - Hoover Dam and Lake Mead National Recreation Area", Eddy, Gerald
Subject: Southwestern United States
Period: 1958 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
30.1 x 20.9 inches
76.5 x 53.1 cm
This vibrant bird's-eye view covers the region serviced by the Union Pacific Railroad from Salt Lake City (shown with the Mormon Temple on the distant horizon) down to Boulder City. It is an updated edition of the classic Gerald Eddy pictorial map first published in 1931. It features a great depiction of Hoover Dam, Black Canyon, and Lake Mead. The map also includes the Grand Canyon, the national parks of Bryce and Zion, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and more. The route of Union Pacific Tours is shown along the north rim of the Grand Canyon where the Union Pacific Grand Canyon Lodge is prominently located. Since the map's initial publication, Las Vegas has grown significantly from a small town to a thriving resort city. Major roads are named as are many casinos along the strip including the Stardust, New Frontier, Dunes, Sands, Flamingo, the Sahara, and the Fremont Hotel in downtown. Nellis Air Force is shown north of the city. The verso is filled with colorful photographs and a very early depiction of the famous welcoming Cowboy that came to symbolize the marketing and promotion of Las Vegas. Folds into covers with photograph of downtown on Fremont Street showing the Las Vegas, Overland, and Fremont hotels, the Monte Carlo and Hotel Sal Sagev.
Issued folding with several small splits at the fold junctions and a couple of tiny holes with minor image loss. There is light wear to pamphlet covers.