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January 20, 2011

Some Fun: And Some Sober Earnest

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 10:45 am

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Some Fun: And Some Sober Earnest.

Chicago: Chicago and North Western Railway Company, before 1889.

This booklet is an alphabet rhyme for children on one side, with facing text describing the benefits of moving to Dakota, Minnesota, and other places served by the Chicago and North Western Railroad. It is basically an ad for farm land encouraging settlement.

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