[Omaha? 1877-1878]. Letterpress broadside, 9 x 6 1/2 inches, signed in type by Thomas L. Kimball, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. Printed in several type fonts and styles. Three short closed tears with early tape repairs on blank verso; small hole in border and a couple of short edge chips. Good+.
The broadside enthusiastically promotes the Union Pacific's lines to Colorado and the West, emphasizing the spectacular beauty of its routes through the Rocky Mountains, enjoyable with "THE FINEST PULLMAN SLEEPERS." Issued at the peak of the Black Hills Gold Rush and in the wake of Little Bighorn, it advertises Stagecoach connections "to the Gold Fields of the Black Hills... THESE ARE THE ONLY FIRST CLASS STAGE LINES TO THE HILLS... THE ONLY ROUTES WITH TELEGRAPH LINES. The only Routes patronized regularly by army officers and the business men of the Hills."
Kimball was ticket agent for Union Pacific from 1873 to 1879. A reference to "the Colorado Central Railroad recently completed to Cheyenne" suggests a date not long after November 1877.
Not located on OCLC or the online sites of AAS, Huntington, Library of Congress, Yale, U TX as of October 2021. Item #37856