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Historic Maps of the Delta:  1880 to 1899
(page under reconstruction December 2013)
1823-1859    1860-1879   1880-1899  1900-1939   1940 - 1979  1980-1989  1990-1999  Official Surveys
Note that you can "click" on each picture or document link to see an enlarged version of the picture.  Maps were found online or scanned from old books, and then were cropped to show the Delta area only.  When available, the original map author or surveyor and its original publication date are provided.  By using the information, you may be able to research online to find full versions of the maps.   An example:  Click on the map to the left to see the full size version"of the map showing the lands suitable for irrigation.  In other words, the state government was promoting the sale and use of these lands for irrigation, farming and other beneficial uses including recreation.  Some of the land was considered "swamp" like in the central and lower Delta regions at that time, but the "overflowed" lands were just that-on occasion the banks overflowed.  The shaded area does NOT indicate the extent of tules, as some bay area "scientists" of the 21st Century want the general public to believe.  Review the Official Survey maps to see what was where, when.  Note however, that some waterway names changed, and some Delta island names changed prior to 1900.  Interesting summary of name changes
  1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1880-steamboatslough-hall_plan.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1880-steamboatslough-hall_plan-2.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1883roberts-island.pdf

1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1886delta.pdf

1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1892sacramento.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1894bacon_island.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1894lodi.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1895report.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1896carquinez.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1896steamboat_slough_study (2).pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/1896steamboat_slough_study.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/A CHRONOLOGY OF SAN FRANCISCO.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/delta_historic map.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/delta_historic map-undated.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/farmers.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/historical_geography_of_the_yolo_bypass_l_stutler_masters_thesis.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/inheartofsierras-hutchings1886.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/pakyoung_1fig1.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/sacramentoriver1880.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/sacramentoriver1890.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/seq-1.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/seq-3.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/sj-map-older.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/sjr-delta-history.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/stockton-drainage.pdf
1880-1900_docs/pdfs/tulare.pdf
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
   
     
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