Book/Printed Material Minnesota, the empire state of the new North-West, the commercial, manufacturing and geographical centre of the American continent. Published by the Board of Immigration for the State of Minnesota ... Secretary: John W. Bond.

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Title
Minnesota, the empire state of the new North-West, the commercial, manufacturing and geographical centre of the American continent. Published by the Board of Immigration for the State of Minnesota ... Secretary: John W. Bond.
Summary
This 1878 pamphlet addresses itself to laboring and landless men, as well as to those of moderate means, who are seeking to escape the "tyrannies and thankless toil of the old world" and the overcrowded conditions and limited opportunities of regions in the eastern United States. It praises Minnesota's healthful climate and its network of railroads, its mineral resources, educational facilities, and demonstrated potential for agricultural production. There is specific information about the amount and location of public lands as well as the costs involved in homesteading. At the front of the book is a map of Minnesota townships and railroad routes.
Contributor Names
Minnesota. State Board of Immigration.
Bond, J. Wesley (John Wesley), 1825-1903.
Created / Published
St. Paul, Minn., H.M. Smyth & Co., Printers, 1878.
Subject Headings
-  Minnesota--Economic conditions
-  Minnesota--Description and travel
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
88 p. front. (fold. map) 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F606 .M644
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.09183
Library of Congress Control Number
08009183
Language
English
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This 1878 pamphlet addresses itself to laboring and landless men, as well as to those of moderate means, who are seeking to escape the "tyrannies and thankless toil of the old world" and the overcrowded conditions and limited opportunities of regions in the eastern United States. It praises Minnesota's healthful climate and its network of railroads, its mineral resources, educational facilities, and demonstrated potential for agricultural production. There is specific information about the amount and location of public lands as well as the costs involved in homesteading. At the front of the book is a map of Minnesota townships and railroad routes.
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Chicago citation style:

Minnesota. State Board Of Immigration, and J. Wesley Bond. Minnesota, the empire state of the new North-West, the commercial, manufacturing and geographical centre of the American continent. Published by the Board of Immigration for the State of Minnesota ... Secretary: John W. Bond. St. Paul, Minn., H.M. Smyth & Co., Printers, 1878. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/08009183/.

APA citation style:

Minnesota. State Board Of Immigration & Bond, J. W. (1878) Minnesota, the empire state of the new North-West, the commercial, manufacturing and geographical centre of the American continent. Published by the Board of Immigration for the State of Minnesota ... Secretary: John W. Bond. St. Paul, Minn., H.M. Smyth & Co., Printers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/08009183/.

MLA citation style:

Minnesota. State Board Of Immigration, and J. Wesley Bond. Minnesota, the empire state of the new North-West, the commercial, manufacturing and geographical centre of the American continent. Published by the Board of Immigration for the State of Minnesota ... Secretary: John W. Bond. St. Paul, Minn., H.M. Smyth & Co., Printers, 1878. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/08009183/>.

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