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If you are going to Kansas to select a home . . .

If you are going to Kansas to select a home . . .
Creator: Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
A poster distributed by the Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Gulf and the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroads promoting 500,000 acres of land in Southeastern Kansas open for settlement. Contains numerous reasons for selecting the Southeastern portion of Kansas for settlement rather than the Western area.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1880
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad lines in Kansas and neighboring states. The company advertised itself as the shortest and fastest route from Kansas City to Winfield and Wellington. The company also sold acres of farmland in the Neosho Valley.


Map of Kansas and southwest Missouri

Map of Kansas and southwest Missouri
Date: July 1881
Published in Camp's Emigrant's Guide, this map depicts the railroad lines between Kansas and Southwest Missouri. The railroad lines that are illustrated include: the Kansas City, Ft. Scott and Gulf, and the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad.


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.


Samuel Price to Governor John St. John

Samuel Price to Governor John St. John
Creator: Price, Samuel
Date: May 10, 1880
In this letter, Samuel Price responds to Kansas Governor St. John's confirmation to visit Humboldt and Iola on May 20th. He offers suggestions of the most favorable railroad route to take.


The last chance for desirable cheap homes in Kansas

The last chance for desirable cheap homes in Kansas
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
The Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad used this poster to announce the availability of 5,825,385 acres of government land suitable for homesteading in southern Kansas.


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