Book/Printed Material Image 1 of Minnesota as it is in 1870; its general resources and attractions for immigrants, invalids, tourists, capitalists, and business men (principally from official authorities); with special descriptions of all its counties and towns, their topography, population, nationalities, products, business, wealth, social advantages and inducements to those in quest of homes, health, or pleasure.

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Title
Minnesota as it is in 1870; its general resources and attractions for immigrants, invalids, tourists, capitalists, and business men (principally from official authorities); with special descriptions of all its counties and towns, their topography, population, nationalities, products, business, wealth, social advantages and inducements to those in quest of homes, health, or pleasure.
Summary
Minnesota as it is in 1870 is a detailed piece of promotional literature intended to attract settlers to the state of Minnesota. It is typical of many such publications that circulated during this period of Minnesota's development. The book is divided into two parts. The first part covers the state as a whole, and is a positive, statistical overview of Minnesota. It offers description and data such as the geographical size of the state, the population and national background of its inhabitants, the weather and climate benefits for persons suffering from consumption (tuberculosis), a theme repeated in other promotional works, and information about agricultural advances. This section also cites increased livestock production, cultivated land, developed forest industries and resources, education, and commercial promise as inducements to immigrants. The second part of the book provides a description of each county that had been established in Minnesota by 1870.
Contributor Names
McClung, J. W. (John W.)
Created / Published
[St. Paul] Published by the Author, 1870.
Subject Headings
-  Minnesota--Description and travel
Notes
-  "Containing a township map of the state, made expressly to accompany the book (four colors,) and showing the government lands in every county, with official descriptions of every part of the state, by government, surveyors, topographical engineers, geologists, and travellers."
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
299, [1] p. front. (fold. map) illus. 18 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F606 .M13
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.01092
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01001092
Language
English
Online Format
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Description
Minnesota as it is in 1870 is a detailed piece of promotional literature intended to attract settlers to the state of Minnesota. It is typical of many such publications that circulated during this period of Minnesota's development. The book is divided into two parts. The first part covers the state as a whole, and is a positive, statistical overview of Minnesota. It offers description and data such as the geographical size of the state, the population and national background of its inhabitants, the weather and climate benefits for persons suffering from consumption (tuberculosis), a theme repeated in other promotional works, and information about agricultural advances. This section also cites increased livestock production, cultivated land, developed forest industries and resources, education, and commercial promise as inducements to immigrants. The second part of the book provides a description of each county that had been established in Minnesota by 1870.
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Mcclung, J. W. Minnesota as It Is in ; Its General Resources and Attractions for Immigrants, Invalids, Tourists, Capitalists, and Business Men Principally from Official Authorities; With Special Descriptions of All Its Counties and Towns, Their Topography, Population, Nationalities, Products, Business, Wealth, Social Advantages and Inducements to Those in Quest of Homes, Health, or Pleasure. [St. Paul Published by the Author, 1870] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001092/.

APA citation style:

McClung, J. W. (1870) Minnesota as It Is in ; Its General Resources and Attractions for Immigrants, Invalids, Tourists, Capitalists, and Business Men Principally from Official Authorities; With Special Descriptions of All Its Counties and Towns, Their Topography, Population, Nationalities, Products, Business, Wealth, Social Advantages and Inducements to Those in Quest of Homes, Health, or Pleasure. [St. Paul Published by the Author] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001092/.

MLA citation style:

Mcclung, J. W. Minnesota as It Is in ; Its General Resources and Attractions for Immigrants, Invalids, Tourists, Capitalists, and Business Men Principally from Official Authorities; With Special Descriptions of All Its Counties and Towns, Their Topography, Population, Nationalities, Products, Business, Wealth, Social Advantages and Inducements to Those in Quest of Homes, Health, or Pleasure. [St. Paul Published by the Author, 1870] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01001092/>.