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South Dakota The Land of Sunshine, Fertile Fields, Mountains of Gold, Silver and Precious Metals and Happy People People : Offers You a Place
South Dakota The Land of Sunshine, Fertile Fields, Mountains of Gold, Silver and Precious Metals and Happy People People : Offers You a Place


 
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Price: $125.00

Bibliography:
South Dakota's Bureau of Immigration. American Publishing Co Aberdeen, SD. [1910]
Keywords:
South Dakota, immigration, advertising, agricultural, land development, map
Condition:
General wear and soiling. Minor separation along folds. Minor penciling on map side. Map folds.

Product Code: 20200067

Description
 
A fold out brochure advertising land development and immigration to South Dakota. The full title of this pamphlet is: "South Dakota The Land of Sunshine, Fertile Fields, Mountains of Gold, Silver and Precious Metals and Happy People People : Offers You a Place : This Folder is Like an Egg --- Its Full of Meat".  The brochure folds out to 21 1/2" x 17" with one side depicting a large map of South Dakota, and the other providing information on the state. The map featured shows the state sections by counties and Reservations. Above the map there are two charts, the first of which depicts the bushel yields per acre of states, of which South Dakota is sixth. The second chart states that South Dakota leads all other states in the "per capita production of new wealth". The chart itself lists the amount of items like wheat, corn, oats, dairy products, honey, and life stock, and the amount sold by South Dakota residents in 1910. The back of the pamphlet has a wide variety of information on the state itself. Such as it being the only state east of the Rockies which has the raw materials to make "Portland Cement", its abundance of coal and natural gas, corn statistics for 1910, the educational advantages of the state including its colleges and common schools, past weather, both existing and presently being built railroads, banking system, taxes, population, and the state's communications methods such as telephone lines and rural mail routes. When the pamphlet is folded back up, the back side makes it clear that it was designed to be mailed to interested parties, as there are lines for an address, and a box outline for where to place a stamp. The brochure itself is printed in black ink with red accents. Measures 8 1/2" x 3 3/4" (folded).