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An advertisement tries to attract settlers to the cutover region.

Railroad Land Sales (advertising card)


In the early 20th century, after much of our northern counties had been clear cut of marketable timber, the state, local governments and land owners such as the railroads tried to attract European immigrants to settle on cutover lands. This colored advertising card was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in northern Wisconsin. One side shows an idealized frontier log cabin home, and the back includes promotional text in both English and German.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
19th-Century Immigration
Logging and Forest Products
Creator: Wisconsin Central Railroad. Land Department.
Pub Data: No details are known about the publication of this advertising card.
Citation: Wisconsin Central Railroad. Land Department. "Railroad Land Sales (advertising card)." Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=962; Visited on: 4/18/2014
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