1880 · Cincinnati
by St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Cincinnati, 1880. Very good.. Folding brochure, eight panels to each side. Minor wear and soiling. Contemporary ink stamp on two panels. Promotional brochure for the land grants of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway. The brochure outlines the benefits of the climate, the resources and agriculture in the region, ease of transport and access, and other features: "People from all sections of the country who desire to better their condition, are cordially invited to come to Arkansas and secure cheap homes. All classes of citizens, without regard to political opinions, join to build up the material interests of the state, and develop its extraordinary resources. The colored people constitute only one-fourth of the population." The usual "Bound for the Happy Lands" circular woodcut of the railroad adorns two panels, and a small map highlights the Texas Short Line from St. Louis to Texarkana. With the ink stamp of Henry H. Hannan, land agent in Swan Creek, Ohio.
(Inventory #: 658)