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    (IOWA). (NEBRASKA). (RAILROADS). Iowa and Nebraska Railroad Lands for Sale on Ten Years' Credit. The 2,000,000-Acre Government Grant in Iowa and Nebraska to the Burlington & Missouri Railroad Company, now Open To Actual Settlers, 1872. [Caption title]. Elephant folio sheet of paper, printed on both sides, as folded [4 pp.]. [Burlington, Iowa: 1872]. Large maps on both sides; two engravings on verso (pp. 3-4). Remarkably fine. $750.00

     

    Rare promotional broadside extolling the virtues of land in Iowa and Nebraska, and the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Co. which gave access to them. One map shows the routes through Iowa and Nebraska, the other shows the connections all the way from the east coast to the west.

    Two dozens or so wonderfully informative pargraphs or columns on both land and possibilities for purchases. Includes a column, "Progress of Settlement and Increase or Products of the Country, as Indicated by the Business of the Burlington & Mo. River R.R."

    WorldCat lists eight copies.

    According to the "Railroads & the Making of Modern America" website (affiliated with the Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln), "The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad employed agents in London and Europe to recruit settlers and immigrants to the Iowa and Nebraska lands. The London office coordinated the publication of brochures and marketing of the lands."

 

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