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This letter solicits subscription of funds to advance the expansion of the Kansas Pacific Railway Company by fifty-two miles to reach Fort Lyon, Colorado. It says that Fort Lyon will become the major military distribution center west of the Missouri River. The claim is that this expansion will "practically place the Kansas Pacific beyond danger of competition from new lines for the future business of the Valley, between Fort Lyon and Pueblo, Colorado." They "...propose to secure a sufficient tract of land on either side of the Arkansas River at the terminus of the fifty-two miles first constructed, to establish a town" From there it goes on the describe expected financial benefits to the subscribers.

Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company. Land Department
Date: June 1, 1873

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Item Number: 213423
Call Number: Port. K 385 K13 no.9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213423

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