Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Lands that were for Sale After Construction

... do you have information on lands that were on sale for settlement after the construction of the Railroad and the advantages living in those lands? This is for a group assignment. I have searched but have been unsuccessful. Your site is really great and extensive. ...

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Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

For information about railroad lands, see:

"Williams' Pacific Tourist." 1876:
Page 282 - Advertisement:  Rich Farming Land on the Line of the Union Pacific Railroad!
Page 283 - Advertisement:  Ho! For California!!!  The Laborer's Paradise!
Page 284 - Advertisement:  Choice of 9,000,000 acres ... in Southern California ... Along the Route of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company

"Land-grant maps, which were published for many years, were frequently used by land speculators to advertise railroad lands for sale to the public. As early as 1868 most western railroads established profitable land departments and bureaus of immigration, with offices in Europe, to sell land and promote foreign settlement in the western United States."
Modelski, 1975.

" ... Government Land Grants under the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 ... "

"WHERE TO EMIGRATE, AND WHY." by FREDERICK R. GODDARD, PHILADELPHIA, 1869.

CPRR Land Surveyor's Map, c. 1898 and the description at the bottom of the page of "California Guide Book. The Lands of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad Companies. Homes for All in California, Nevada and Utah. Geography, Climate, Soil and Productions. Advantages for Settlement." San Francisco. c. 1882.

Central Pacific Railroad Land Map, 1924

CPRR Lands

Railroad Land Grants in California from a People's Independent Party map of 1875

9/07/2005 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agriculture is still a boom to state."
Martha Garcia, Loomis News Editor:


"In Images of America: Loomis, a 2009 Loomis Basin Historical Society publication, editor Beth Nute Enright writes about the emergence of fruit ranching that followed the gold rush and the arrival of the Central Pacific Railroad to Loomis in 1864, when 'peaches, pears, plums, grapes, persimmons, strawberries, cherries, Asian pears and olives thrived.' Today, Placer County grows most of the same produce, as well as a new mix of important crops, including mandarins."

3/18/2011 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Redding, California was named in 1872 for Benjamin B. Redding who was in 1864 the first land agent of the Central Pacific Railroad.

3/06/2012 4:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: Birmingham Land surveyors

This post has helped me to have another perspective. I am researching this topic for a paper I am writing. Your article provided me great insight of my topic. Thanks for it ...

2/06/2013 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much land could people buy from the railroad and for how much?

10/31/2016 11:30 AM  

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