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A NEW SECTIONAL MAP OF SEVEN COUNTIES IN THE ARKANSAS VALLEY OF KANSAS, SHOWING SOLD AND UNSOLD FARMING, IRRIGABLE, AND GRAZING LANDS WITHIN THE LAND GRANT OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILROAD Co.
[N.p., but possibly Topeka. 1884]. - Folding map, 20 x 30 inches, folded to 10 x 3 1/2 inches. Minor dust soiling, one small fold separation, a couple of long repaired tears, several tape repairs to edges. Good. Sectional map and promotional brochure for the Arkansas Valley of Kansas, advertising land for sale by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. The map shows the rail line from Ellinwood to Cimarron, passing through the Fort Larned Indian reservation and Dodge City, with sold and unsold lands marked accordingly, encompassing parts of Barton, Stafford, Rush, Pawnee, Edwards, Hodgeman and Ford Counties. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad broke ground in October 1868, working its way westward and promoting land sales along the route. The brochure portion, on the verso of the map, promotes Kansas as an ideal area for the raising of sheep and cattle, with details on the soil and rainfall and a brief description of each county and the terms of sale for the land grant. No copies located in OCLC, but there is a copy at Yale.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
Last Found On: 2015-08-30           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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