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Burlington West; a colonization history of the Burlington Railroad, by Richard C. Overton.

Author/Creator:
Overton, Richard C. (Richard Cleghorn), 1907-1988.
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1941.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii p., 3 ., [3]-583 p. incl. illus. (incl. plan, facsims.) tables, diagrs. front., plates, ports, maps. 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company.
Railroad land grants -- United States.
West (U.S.).
Contents:
Origins of the Burlington system
Southern Iowa plans its railroad, 1852-1856
Congress, sectionalism, and the land grant, 1856
Organizing the railroad land department, 1856-1859
The swamplands imbroglio, 1850-1859
Early problems of the railroad colonizers, 1859-1860
The B. & M. marks time, 1860-1866
Charles E. Perkins watches the company lands, 1860-1866
Rails for Iowa and a project for Nebraska, 1866-1869
Colonel Ames sells ten thousand acres, 1866-1869
Consolidation and construction, 1870-1873
George S. Harris reorganizes the land department, 1869-1870
Boom years for the land department, 1871-1873
Crisis and recovery, 1874-1880
Closing activities of the land department, 1880-1905
The railroad and the community, 1905-1940.
Notes:
Map on lining-papers.
Bibliography: p. [539]-555.
Contributor:
Rupp Collection (Athenaeum of Philadelphia)
OCLC:
1917024