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Release Date: 12/23/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Trails Center Presents Jack Rosenthal Map Collection:
Temporary exhibit showcases historic maps of the United States,
U.S. territories and Wyoming from 1853 to 1912

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is presenting a temporary exhibit on historic maps of the United States, United States territories in the west, and the state of Wyoming.

A map from the Jack Rosenthal Map Collection.
A map, from around 1870, shows the state of Nebraska along with the territories of Dakota, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. The map contains numerous inaccuracies. Jackson Hole is shown as being in Idaho, and the rivers in northwestern Wyoming are pure fantasy.

The Jack Rosenthal map collection will be displayed in the Edna Kennell Heritage Gallery from Jan.6 through Jan. 31.

The exhibit includes 37 original maps that date from 1853 to 1912. The collection is on loan from the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper.

“The maps are fascinating,” said Alex Rose, Trails Center interpreter. “Visitors have the opportunity to follow the development of Wyoming from pre-territorial years, and to discover mistakes made by early mapmakers.”

For more information, contact the NHTIC at (307) 261-7780.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect, and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation 
values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, WY.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 12-23-2011