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“Wyoming has a brilliant future, no territory has brighter prospects”

240. WYOMING (Territory).  GOVERNOR (John W. Hoyt).  [From an article in the Cheyenne Leader.]  Wyoming Territory ; Its Resources, Progress and Prospects... [caption title].  N.p., n.d. [ Cheyenne :  Cheyenne Leader, 1882].  4 pp.  8vo, unbound (as issued).  Upper blank corner of second leaf chipped, otherwise fine.

     First edition. Eberstadt 127:502.  Stopka, Wyoming Territorial Imprints 1882.7 (locating 5 copies): “From an article in the Cheyenne Leader, Aug. 13, 1882 .  Condensed from Hoyt’s report to the Secretary of the Interior, Nov. 1881.”  A promotional piece apparently put out by Wyoming itself lauding the resources and opportunities available in the Territory for both emigrants and investors.  The Territory is made out to be a paradise on earth:  “ Wyoming has a brilliant future, no Territory has brighter prospects... Ere long stamp-mills, grist-mills, and saw-mills, will thunder new music in our ears; soda works, glass factories, oil refineries, and a hundred sorts of mechanical industries will break silence in now solitary places” (p. 4).  ($800-1,600)

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