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211. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY. The Resources and Attractions of Washington Territory , for the Home Seeker, Capitalist, and Tourist. Facts on Climate, Soil, Farming, Stock-Raising, Dairying, Fruit-Growing, Lumbering, Mining, Scenery, Game, and Fish. With the Compliments of the Passenger Department of the Union Pacific Railway. Omaha , 1888. 76 pp. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers, stitched; both wraps with logo of Union Pacific-The Overland Route; map on verso of front wrapper:  Map of Union Pacific The Overland Route and Connections; neat line to neat line: 9.5 x 18.7 cm. Wrappers lightly soiled, otherwise very fine.

     First edition, an edition by Rand, McNally came out the next year. Adams , Herd 2445. A compendium of information to lure the settler and attract the tourist. Stock raisers attest that with Washington ’s mild winters, the bunchgrass never ceases to grow. In discussing who should move to the Territory, the author urges only industrious people to move there, adding that “individuals unwilling to work, or accustomed to live by their wits, are not wanted-except by the police force of the city and country... It is the poorest country in the world for wit-living representatives.” ($200-400)

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