New York: American Bureau of Mines, 1866. 44pp, stitched. Original printed wrappers [front wrapper detached but present]. Else Very Good.
A Report, by Thomas Egleston on behalf of the American Bureau of Mines, on the topography of Omaha; the Platte and its tributaries and their valleys; the geology of the Nebraska Territory; bluffs, drifts, boulders, climate, soil, formation of the rolling prairie, agriculture, trees, fences, plantings, mill sites.
"Nebraska must remain an agricultural country. For this it is destined by its geographical position, no less than its fertile soil and its climate." It will control the western market, "and the gold and silver of the mountains will be exchanged in this Territory for grain and stock." FIRST EDITION. BRE References Relating to the Union Pacific Railroad 49. Sabin 22054. Not in Eberstadt, Graff, Soliday, Decker. Item #33987