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Mix, George A.:

REPORT GIVEN BY COL. GEO. A. MIX, DUBUQUE, OF THE EXPLORATION OF THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF THE DUBUQUE & PACIFIC RAILROAD! PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF THE DIRECTORS.

Printed at the Daily Tribune Office, Main Street, Dubuque: 1855 8pp, disbound without wrappers, a persistent blotch at inner corners. About Good+. A very scarce and early Dubuque imprint, in which Mix describes the project for a railroad from Dubuque to California via Fort Laramie and South Pass, delineating the route in detail. "There are very few inhabitants. Immigration is just beginning to pass the Des Moines river. A small settlement on Coon [river], another on Sioux, and one family in Ida County comprise all to the Missouri river. The rapid settlement and development of the agricultural wealth of a new Country, when a Rail Road is built through it, no longer requires even speculative remark. They have become fixed facts. The industrious laborer required in its construction, selects his home along the line, and his honest earnings bring over the road, materials for his abode." Climate, soil, and topography are examined. FIRST EDITION. Moffit [Iowa] 185. 113 Eberstadt 268. 163 Eberstadt 475. Graff 2847. BRE 205. OCLC 27837011 [5].


Book Id: 21584

Price: $450.00

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