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PAMPHLET: Dakota Free Lands

Uncle Sam is rich enough to give us all a farm. Homes in the West! The free lands of Dakota! The territory of Dakota contains the most desirable government lands for the purpose of agriculture in all its branches that are now open to settlemen

Published by Stone & Kingsbury in Yankton, this 1871 pamphlet offers a glimpse at the marketing strategies being used to entire new settlers (both American and immigrant) to settle in Dakota Territory. The pamphlet is available through the Library of Congress in two digital formats (facsimile page images or full text) here:

Courtesy of: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Printed Ephemera Collection.

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