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Promoters describe Superior in its infancy

City of Superior, Lake Superior: its position, harbor, stage roads, rail roads, Northern Pacific rail road, steamboats, ocean commerce, lumber, fur trade, fisheries, climate, agricultural resources, U.S. agricultural diploma, U.S. public lands, &c., &c. May 1, 1859.


Like many towns in the nineteenth century, Superior actively encouraged the settlement of immigrants. This pamphlet, produced in 1859, discusses the tremendous advantages of life in Superior, focusing particularly on agriculture and shipping. Superior's harbor offered great industrial and manufacturing potential to the growing city, a situation that town promoters eagerly sought to exploit.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: anonymous
Pub Data: Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; Philadelphia, Pa.: For sale by T.B. Peterson & Bros., May 1, 1859.
Citation: City of Superior, Lake Superior: its position, harbor, stage roads, rail roads, Northern Pacific rail road, steamboats, ocean commerce, lumber, fur trade, fisheries, climate, agricultural resources, U.S. agricultural diploma, U.S. public lands, &c., &c. (Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; Philadelphia, Pa., T.B. Peterson & Bros.: 1859. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1066; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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