UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD, VIA OMAHA. SALT LAKE CITY, SACRAMENTO, SAN FRANCISCO, AND ALL POINTS IN UTAH, NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, IDAHO, MONTANA, ETC. TO DENVER AND ALL POINTS IN COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO. THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD, IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLORADO CENTRAL RAILROAD RECENTLY COMPLETED TO CHEYENNE, OFFERS A LINE POSSESSING UNRIVALED ADVANTAGES! THE NEW ROUTE, PASSING THROUGH THE FERTILE AND HIGHLY CULTIVATED AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT OF COLORADO AT THE BASE OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND IN CONSTANT VIEW OF THE FAR-FAMED SNOWY RANGE, INCLUDING LONG'S PEAK, 14, 215 FEET HIGH, AFFORDS THE TRAVELER A WONDERFUL PANORAMA OF SOME OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND MAGNIFICENT SCENERY ON THE CONTINENT. AT DENVER CONNECTION IS MADE WITH THE DENVER & RIO GRANDE R.R. FOR ALL POINTS IN SOUTHERN COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO. TO THE GOLD FIELDS OF THE BLACK HILLS AND THE BIG HORN, THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD FURNISHES THE QUICKEST, SAFEST AND MOST RELIABLE ROUTE ... THOS. L. KIMBALL, GENERAL PASSENGER AND TICKET AGENT, OMAHA, NEB.

[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

Price: $750.00