By: General Land Office
Date of Original: 1897 / 1906 (dated) Washington D.C.
Original Size: 17.5 x 26 inches (44.5 x 66 cm)
This is a fine print reproduction of a historic map of Montana produced at the turn of the 20th century for the Economic Geology of Fuels with a focus on coal. The map is presented in a surveyor's format showing abundant hydrologic detail throughout.
A key within the map explains the color coding as it refers to Indian reservations, military reservations, and the location of surveyor general and U.S. land offices. The map includes the towns of Livingston, Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, and Yellowstone National Park in nearby Wyoming. Indian reservations shown include Fort Peck and Belknap, as well as the Crow, Blackfeet, Northern Cheyenne, and Flathead Indian Reservations.
A separate key pertains to townships containing coal and townships that probably contain coal, which is the overriding theme of the map as it was produced with a focus on the economic geology of fuels.