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“To Homeseekers and Investors”

Wyoming Promotional Territorial Imprint on the Eve of Statehood

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563.     WYOMING (Territory). SECRETARY OF THE TERRITORY (Samuel D. Shannon). Resources of Wyoming, 1889. An Official Publication by the Secretary of the Territory, under Authority Granted by the Territorial Legislature. Containing Descriptive Statements and General Information Relating to the Soil, Climate, Productions; Advantages and Development-Agricultural, Manufacturing, Commercial and Mineral-Geography and Topography of the Territory. The Vacant Public Lands and How to Obtain Them; Together with a Map of Wyoming, Illustrations, the Mining Laws of the Territory and Descriptions of Each County Separately. Cheyenne: Daily Sun Electric Print, 1889. [1-3] 4-77 [1], [2, seal] pp., wood-engraved text illustrations (architecture, scenes, railroads), map [p. 2]: Map of Wyoming Territory; sheet size (15 x 22.7 cm). 8vo (22.7 x 15 cm), original green pictorial wrappers (cover title and illustration on upper wrap: Wyoming’s Resources to Homesteaders and Investors…To Homeseekers and Investors; [illustration] Capitol, Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory; illustration on lower wrap: Millions of Acres. Free Land in Wyoming [illustration] Territorial University, at Laramie City), original stitching. Except for a few minor chips and light soiling to wraps, very fine.

     First edition. Adams, Herd 2037: “Rare.” American Imprints Inventory, Check List of Wyoming Imprints 1866–1890 #151. Decker 37:378: “The first state promotional work issued on the advent of statehood.” Eberstadt 168:534. Stopka, Wyoming, 1889.15. County-by-county reports, each written by a citizen of the particular county, contain information on livestock, mining, agricultural pursuits, education, cultural advantages, and climate. As expected, much attention is paid to mining laws.


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