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A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado

A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1865 and 1880
This map by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company features their "Golden Belt Route" from Kansas City to the "rich silver discoveries in Colorado." It advertises the "shortest and quickest, therefore the cheapest, route to Colorado." The map includes all of the counties of Kansas and eastern Colorado and most of the cities, towns and communities.


A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .

A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: May 1877
This large brochure contains a full map on one side of Kansas, Colorado, and portions of surrounding states including the Black Hills of South Dakota. The reverse side has a myriad of information encouraging immigration to Kansas with the purchase of Kansas Pacific Railway lands; freighting between the Missouri River and Denver; $45.00 round trip tickets for tourists between Kansas City and Denver; enjoying the Switzerland of America and its many resorts; the railway line with Pullman sleepers, steel tracks and Westinghouse brakes; gold and silver mining in the San Juan and Black Hill regions; health resorts with pure air for weak lungs, sulfur springs, iron springs and hot springs; and a time table for the Kansas Pacific Railway. All of this was meant to promote travel on the Kansas Pacific Railway. NOTE: Because of the design of the brochure, pages 2 and 3 are duplicates but the right side up of the text is in the lower half of each image.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Date: May 1, 1876
This paper advertises for sale land formerly owned by the Pottawatomie Nation from 1837 to 1868, and then owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. On the reverse side of the paper is a sectional map showing the area and identifying those lands that were still for sale by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company. The text gives brief descriptions of the cities and towns in the area; the railroads available; fuel and lumber that are native to the area; descriptions and prices of the lands.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878?
A large poster distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included on the poster is a full page map of the Pottawattomie Reserve on one side and four pictures of the land on the other. The poster/brochure was encouraging farming and settlement in this area because of ready access via the railroad to all markets east of Topeka. Included are brief descriptions of Topeka, Wamego, St. Mary's, Alma and other small towns. Prices and ways to purchase the land are detailed.


Arkansas Valley Guide pamphlet

Arkansas Valley Guide pamphlet
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878
This pamphlet from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company represents a guide for individuals to purchase land and homes in Kansas. Information included with the pamphlet for potential home owners is schools, how much money to bring with them, cost of living, and the best crops to grow in Kansas.


Assistant superintendent for the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad appointed

Assistant superintendent for the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad appointed
Creator: St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad
Date: August 21, 1875
This is a general order from E. C. Devereux of the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad announcing the appointment of W. H. Bancroft as the Assistant Superintendent.


Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad offers land from Atchison to Kirwin and Bull City

Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad offers land from Atchison to Kirwin and Bull City
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad, Central Branch
Date: January 1880
This brochure encourages the purchase of land twenty miles either side of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad. The Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad lies primarily from Atchison to Concordia and north. There is a full map of the area on the reverse side of the brochure. Also included are brief descriptions of Marshall, Brown, Jackson, Riley, Pottawatomie and Nemaha counties. There is a drawing of the Blue Rapids Woolen Mills and power plant.


Farms and homes in Kansas

Farms and homes in Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date: 1878
This publication promotes the sale of railroad lands held by the Central Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad in the Republican and Solomon Valley's of Kansas from Atchison to Beloit. It includes specific information on counties, towns, settlement and agriculture. It also includes two illustrations, one of water power and improvements, and the other of a church built of limestone, both of Blue Rapids, Marshall County, Kansas.


Free! Take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway, Kansas and Colorado

Free! Take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway, Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1878
This eight column brochure advertises the advantages and benefits of visiting and/or settling in Colorado or Kansas. For Colorado, it is the size (larger than all of New England); the resorts (grand scenery); the climate (the climate and mineral springs are a medicine which is wrought with complete cures); the parks (one of the most wonderful features of the world); the mineral resources (gold and silver); and the fact that the health and pleasure resorts all can be reached by railroad (the Kansas Pacific Railway). For Kansas, it is the growing population, the agriculture, and the availability of land. In 1878 Kansas became the number one producer of wheat in the United States and over 45 per cent of that was produced and then shipped on Kansas Pacific Railway lands. The reverse side of the brochure is a map of the Kansas Pacific Railway routes from Kansas City and Leavenworth to the west, including Kit Carson, La Junta. Denver, Trinidad, Del Norte, and Greeley in Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming.


Free! Take the excellent Kansas Pacific new map of Colorado and Kansas : read new time tables, by which you save many hours' time . . .

Free! Take the excellent Kansas Pacific new map of Colorado and Kansas : read new time tables, by which you save many hours' time . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1878
This brochure advertises the Kansas Pacific Railway's "Golden Belt Route" by a map of their lines from Kansas City and Leavenworth to Kit Carson, La Junta, Denver, Trinidad, Greeley in Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. The map shows all of the counties of Kansas and its principal cities as of 1878. In Colorado it shows principal cities throughout the state and the major peaks and passes of the Rocky Mountains. The reverse side of the brochure advertises the Kansas Pacific Railway routes and facilities in Colorado and Kansas. It has an engraving of the Kansas Pacific Railway's Union Depot in Kansas City, Missouri along with time tables for the various routes of the Kansas Pacific and some of the local connecting railroads. For Colorado, the mineral and agricultural resources, medicinal properties of its mineral waters are promoted. For Kansas the agricultural land available for settling is promoted, as well as many tourist opportunities for both states.


From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 15, 1877
A brochure detailing the many reasons to travel the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad from Kansas through Colorado and on to Mexico and Arizona. This brochure promoted immigration, freight, mining and tourism.


Great war is causing an immense consumption of grain and meat

Great war is causing an immense consumption of grain and meat
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1876 and 1879
This flyer encourages land purchase and development in central Kansas through the Kansas Pacific Railway. The reasoning is an expanded market for wheat and meat due to the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. The poster contains caricatures of Russia (large bear with helmet and sword) battling Turkey (large turkey with crescent moon affixed to head) while Uncle Sam looks on encouragingly.


Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway --The best and shortest cattle route from Texas, 1872

Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway --The best and shortest cattle route from Texas, 1872
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1872
This map shows the Kansas Pacific Railway routes from Texas, through Indian territory (Oklahoma), to north central Kansas. In Texas there are 35 named stations or towns; the southern most is Corpus Christi and the northern most is Red River Station. At the northern terminus in Kansas are the towns of Morgans, Wilson, New Abilene, Ellsworth, Brookvillle, Salina, Solomon and Abilene.


Homes in America along the line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad

Homes in America along the line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad
Date: April 1882
This pamphlet promotes immigration and the sale of railroad lands in Kansas along the Arkansas River Valley. It includes a map of the continental United States showing the western division of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad from Kansas to California and Mexico.


How the W. P. R. R. violates its' charter

How the W. P. R. R. violates its' charter
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date: 1873
A partial map of the Southwestern United States showing the Central Pacific, Union Pacific, Denver Pacific and Kansas Pacific Railroads. This map was possibly taken from an article/book by Robert E. Carr. The W.P.R.R. was probably the original Western Pacific Railroad (1862-1870), established in 1865 to build the western-most portion of the Transcontinental railroad.


Kansas Pacific Railway : the direct route to all points in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico . . .

Kansas Pacific Railway : the direct route to all points in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
A small brochure advertising 6,000,000 acres of land for sale by the Kansas Pacific Railway in Kansas and Colorado. The Kansas Pacific Railway has the most direct route between Kansas City to Denver with no dangerous ferries and no omnibus transfers.


Kansas Pacific Railway, only direct line to the Colorado health and pleasure resorts

Kansas Pacific Railway, only direct line to the Colorado health and pleasure resorts
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This brochure advertises the many advantages of traveling via the Kansas Pacific Railway to one of many Colorado resorts to benefit one's health. A few of the resorts described include those in Denver, Colorado Springs, Estes Park and Idaho Springs. The many medicinal benefits of the various springs are extolled as is the altitude and clean air and the "grandest scenery in the world". The reverse side features a map of the many Colorado resorts.


Kansas, take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway : Kansas, Colorado, a map which shows the new Leadville mines . . .

Kansas, take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway : Kansas, Colorado, a map which shows the new Leadville mines . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: July 1879
This brochure emphasizes the mining districts of Leadville and Ten-mile, but the brochure also encourages travel between Kansas and Colorado for reasons of health, scenery and immigration. There are three illustrations on one side and a full scale map on the reverse. The main illustration is of the Kansas Pacific Railway Depot in Kansas City while the map is of Kansas and Colorado with the Kansas Pacific Line clearly marked. There are timetables and a table of grain prices included.


Leadville silver mines and claims map

Leadville silver mines and claims map
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1879
A map of over one hundred mining claims at Leadville, Colorado. Another small map occupies one corner and details the Kansas Pacific Railroad in Kansas and Colorado. Health and pleasure resorts are also mentioned and shown on the smaller map.


Map of Kansas. The direct route to all points in central, southern and southwestern Kansas is the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Map of Kansas. The direct route to all points in central, southern and southwestern Kansas is the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1884
This bouchure includes a map of Kansas showing the routes of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad within the State of Kansas. Shading on both sides of the main line of the railroad indicates the Land Grant. All unsold lands are within a colored portion of the map. The brouchure includes a smaller map showing all of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe routes and connecting lines in the United States and Mexico. The brouchure advertises "Land Explorers' Round-trip Tickets", good for forty days at cheap rates. Approximately 18 panels describe these features of Kansas agriculture to be in good condition: dairy, Kansas sugar, irrigation, railroad lands, vacant lands, manufacturing, fuel supply, and education in Kansas.


Map of the Kansas Pacific and Denver Pacific Railways, showing lands for sale by the National Land Company.

Map of the Kansas Pacific and Denver Pacific Railways, showing lands for sale by the National Land Company.
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1870
This advertisement for lands for sale has three panels: the first is of the eastern United States from the Atlantic Coast to the eastern border of Kansas; the second is of a sectional map of Kansas, showing all counties as far west as Trego County; and the third panel is of eastern Colorado. Panel one also shows railroad routes from the coast to Kansas City. Panels two and three show the route of the Kansas Pacific and Denver Pacific Railways through Kansas and Colorado up to Cheyenne, Wyoming. A shaded area along the route indicates railway lands that are for sale.


Map of the great wheat region of central Kansas

Map of the great wheat region of central Kansas
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: July 1877
This large pamphlet has a full page map of central Kansas with Kansas Pacific Railway lands shown on one side. The reverse side contains numerous reasons to settle in The Great Wheat Region and purchase land from the Kansas Pacific Railway. There are charts showing rainfall amounts, population, elevations and the amount of various crops produced for eighteen counties in Kansas.


Map of the land grant of the Kansas Pacific Railway from Kansas City, Mo. to Denver, Col. T.

Map of the land grant of the Kansas Pacific Railway from Kansas City, Mo. to Denver, Col. T.
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company. Land Department
Date: Between 1870 and 1885
A large map of Kansas and Colorado showing the Kansas Pacific Railway and its land grants. The map shows a total of 630 miles between Kansas City and Denver and six million acres to be sold.


Map of the routes of the Union Pacific Railroads with their eastern connections

Map of the routes of the Union Pacific Railroads with their eastern connections
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
A single map of the routes of the Union Pacific Railroad and its eastern connections.


Notice of the sale of railroads

Notice of the sale of railroads
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: April 2, 1879
This document is notice of the sale of the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company and of the Kansas City, Santa Fe Railroad and Telegraph Company under decree of the Circuit Court for the District of Kansas. The new companies have been organized by the purchasers and the new company would be operated by the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad Company.


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