3 edition of Selections filed by land-grant railroads. found in the catalog.
Selections filed by land-grant railroads.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands
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Jan 23, · Calif. Land Grant Case May Change Railroad Rights Of Way January 23, , AM EST. Law, New York (January 23, , AM EST) -- . The Pacific Railroad Acts of were a series of acts of Congress that promoted the construction of a "transcontinental railroad" (the Pacific Railroad) in the United States through authorizing the issuance of government bonds and the grants of land to railroad companies. The War Department under then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was authorized by the Congress in to conduct surveys Enacted by: the 37th United States Congress.
AT&SF Lands for Sale in Kansas, are typical of those found in promotional publications issued by Midwestern and Western land grant railroads in the decades after the Civil War. What is notable about railroad promotional maps is the degree to which these inevitable selections and distortions are purposely manipulated to pursue the. excludes the lands granted to that state, among others, by the Act of September 28, , known as "the swamp land grant." Fremont County, Iowa, filed a bill in one of the state courts of Iowa against the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad Company to quiet the title to twelve thousand seven hundred and fifty-four acres of land, or thereabouts.
Both parties set up title under grants by acts of Congress: Fremont County, under what is known as 'the swamp-land grant' to the State of Iowa, September 28th, ; 1 the railroad company, under a grant to the State for aid in the construction of railroads, May 15th, 2. The title of Fremont County, the complainant, was as follows. Central Pacific Railroad Land Maps, , and detail c. , Composite. Land Grants in a Checkerboard Pattern (shaded portions are railroad land in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and in Nevada). Click to see yellow detail map c. or grey survey overview map. Courtesy Bruce C. .
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Map of land-grant and bond-aided railroads of the United States. Summary Outline map of the United States showing major drainage, cities and towns, and military posts. Contributor Names United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps. Created / Published Washington, Land grant maps were frequently used by land speculators to advertise railroad lands for sale to the public.
As early as most western railroads established profitable land departments and bureaus of immigration, with offices in Europe, to sell land and promote. Jun 17, · Author of Timber-culture laws, Granting Certain Oil-Reserve Revenues to States, Fees of registers and receivers, Alaska Coal-Leasing Bill, Selections filed by land-grant railroads, Pre-emption and homestead settlers in California, Relief of desert-land entrymen, Red River, Okla., Oil-Land Royalties.
Railroad Land Grants. The U.S. federal government has at times encouraged the development of roads, canals, and railroads when it was beneficial to the nation's expansion.
When the U.S. government decided a transcontinental railroad was necessary, it stimulated private industry to build one. The total Selections filed by land-grant railroads.
book public land grants given to the railroads by states and the federal government was about million acres. At the time, the value of this land was about one dollar per acre, which was the average price realized by the government for sales in the land grant states during that period.
Northern Pacific railroad. The charter and amendments. The general mortgage on railroad and land grant, and copy of first mortgage bond. ([Philadephia?, ?]), by Northern Pacific Railroad Company, Jay Cooke, and Jay Cooke & Co (page images at HathiTrust) Railroad land grants: transcript of cards in Library, Bureau of Railway Economics.
Caused a phenomenal gorwth of higher education. It was passed after the South had seceded and provded a generous grant of the public lands to the states for support of education.
"Land grant colleges", most of which became state universities, in turn bound themselves to. Register of mining entries, Federal reimbursements for tax revenues lost by counties in Oregon and California when railroad land grant titles were revested in the United States, Valuation of Indian lands acquired by the United States, Records of the Board of Commissioners for the Hot Springs, AR, Reservation.
American land-grant railroads in the late nineteenth century. sent agents overseas to recruit likely settlers and purchasers of railroad land. After the railroads, the second most important development in America's industrial advance in the late nineteenth century was the transformation of.
Maps of the Land Grants & Timber Corporations. knowledge and tools to understand and change the way land and resources are controlled.
Once railroads had established and surveyed the route for their lines, they then commenced a thorough survey of their land grant holdings. The Instructions to Examiners were based on a memo prepared by Berhardt Henn in that would, according to Overton, form the “basis of all subsequent examinations.”.
& Related Land Grant Railroads. July 24, version. compiled by George Draffan, charlesrosier.com First filed in New York inthe suit became dormant inand was dismissed for want of prosecution in The version was dismissed infor laches on the part of plaintiffs.
Oct 22, · Railroads and Land Grant Policy: A Study in Government Intervention attempts to replace a major part of the railroad land grant legend (according to which the granting of federal and state land to private railroad firms benefitted these firms more than it contributed to society as a whole) with some real numbers and charlesrosier.com Edition: 1.
Checkerboarding refers to a situation where land ownership is intermingled between two or more owners, resulting in a checkerboard pattern. Checkerboarding is prevalent in the Western United States due to its extensive use in railroad grants for western expansion, although it had.
The Land Grant Act of provided for million acres of land to the states to support railroad projects; by 21 million acres of public lands were used for railroads in the Mississippi River valley, and the stage was set for more substantial Congressional subsidies to future railroads. Dec 04, · The checkerboard pattern of the land grants had started amid the canal land grant era, and proceeded with the railroad grants as an admission to adversaries both of land subsidies and of interstate charlesrosier.com grant proponents imperiled by concurring to grant every other square-mile segment of land to the railroads.
For nearly 80 years, the Rock Island was a major railroad in Arkansas providing passenger and freight services. A decline in rail travel after World War II and an increase in trucks hauling freight over government-subsidized interstates were among factors that left the railroad charlesrosier.com: Arcadia Publishing SC.
Nov 10, · Pacific Land Grant was Twice as Wide. “The federal government believed that because the value of land surrounding railroads would increase as much as twofold, granting land to private railroad companies would theoretically pay for itself and also increase the transportation infrastructure throughout the nation.
Dec 28, · Annual reports from the land grant railroads are also included.(9) The records of the commissioner of railroads include railroad annual reports for the period to These reports were submitted by railroads whose tracks lay west, north, or south of the Missouri River and to which the United States had granted loans, subsidies, or land.
Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress's Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant Derrick Jensen this book is a worthy contribution to the continuing debate over use of public lands.
(Aug.). Railroads and Land Grant Policy By Lloyd J. Mercer /11 - Beard Books - Paperback - Reprint - pp. US$ Railroad aficionados and students of American 19th century economy will learn much about the economic rationality of the land grant policy with regard to the railroad behemoths that criss-crossed our country.This photographic essay is based on the book Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress's Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant.
To order the book, Railroads and Clearcuts, see the order form at the end of this essay for details John Osborn, M.D.Thursday, October 29, Filed in: Book Reviews “The Railroad Land Grant Legend in American History Texts The railroads sometimes tried to oust genuine homesteaders who had made their selections before the location of the railway route.” () In other words, the broad swaths drawn across the West were pretty accurate.