Publication: H M Smith & Co, Printers, 1878, St Paul
First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 88 pp., introductory, many land advertisements, map. Large folded map bound-in at the front and opens to 17" x 22 1/4." It is named the New Township Railroad Map Of Minnesota and is compiled from the latest authentic sources for 1878. Identified on the map are county seats, towns, villages post offices and stations, U. S. land offices, railroads completed, railroads unfinished, and county boundaries. The map is in fine, unused condition. The booklet is touting the resources and advantages of Minnesota to entice businesses and settlers to the area. Among the advantages offered are railroad, manufacturing, commercial, agricultural, timber lands, minerals, etc. as business opportunities. Much information is provided regarding lands offered for sale, homestead laws, payment terms, etc. Also provided is information on agricultural prospects for wheat, potatoes, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, cattle, sheep and wool, etc. Small stamp of Chicago & North-Western Railway at top of front cover, else a fine copy of an informative booklet.
Inventory Number: 43075