“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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