Maps

If using an image in a publication or a reproduction, please credit the Salida Regional Library, Salida, Colorado.

(click on each image for a larger view)

1883 salida (sanborn)

Historic Maps of Salida – the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps were detailed maps of Salida from the years 1883 through 1914: historical maps of neighborhoods, detailed at the block and building level, showing residential, commercial, and industrial uses of site, building footprints, potential environmental hazards, and construction details of structures.

Sanborn Map abbreviations — help with deciphering Sanborn map language.

Map of Salida – from the 1909 City Directory

Zoning district map for Salida, Colorado – taken from the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Salida, 1946


Salida 1882
Salida 1882

More local bird’s eye view maps


map showing salida at the center of the rio grande system
Map showing Salida at the Center of the Rio Grande System – taken from the January 1st, 1889 issue of the Salida Mail.

rr-yards-panorama
Birdseye view map of the Denver & Rio Grande Grande Railroad yards in Salida, Colorado, dated ca. 1950. Permission gratefully received to reproduce this map from the Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society.

Denver & Rio Grande Station Map - Monarch Branch
Birdseye view map of the Monarch branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.

Denver & Rio Grande Station Maps - Maysville
Birdseye view map of the Maysville branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.


colorado-school-supplies-map
The James McConnell School Supplies Map of Colorado – topographic map of Colorado dated 1894 with bird’s eye views of towns. Click on the image and zoom in to see good early depictions. Download at the Library of Congress.


David Rumsey Historical Map Collection – focuses on 16th through 21st century maps of North and and South America. The digital images and associated descriptive data are copyright Cartography Associates. Here are links to some historical maps of the central Colorado area.

Hayden’s map of Central Colorado, surveyed in 1874 and 1875

Economical Features of Central Colorado map from 1875

1879 USGS map of Central Colorado

Denver & Rio Grande Rail System map from 1886


rg route 1922
Geologic and Topographic map of the Rio Grande Route from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah
(Cotopaxi, Buena Vista, Marshall Pass)

rg route front range
Geologic and Topographic map of the Rio Grande Route from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah
(Colorado Springs to Canon City)


Hayden’s Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado – 1877

Image of the Salida area:

1877 color map

Hayden’s Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado – 1881

Image of the Salida area:

1881 sepia

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