Sunday, May 8, 2011

Land Promotions by Railroad Companies

Railroad companies tried to sell potential settlers on the benefits of relocating in their service area, knowing that they would buy things from far away, and ship things out (like their crops), benefiting the railroad in both directions. Here's the cover from a brochure published by the Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railroad touting land in Oregon and Washington (courtesy of eBay selller jjjunk).

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