Interactive Visualizations

The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) at Stanford University has created a Spatial History Project focused on Shaping the West. The project explores the railroads as conduits along which people, traffic, power, money, and influence flowed toward the West. We have provided links to four of the Visualizations created for that project, but please explore the Spatial History Project’s other pages to view creative uses of spatial, textual, and visual analysis in the humanities.

Transcontinental Railroad Development, 1879–1893

Distribution of Union Pacific Stockholders by City (1869)

The Expansion of the Western Railroad

The Central Pacific and Transcontinental Eleven Step: How to Run a Transcontinental Railroad

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