(Broadside) Northern Pacific Railway Co. - North Dakota
President Abraham Lincoln chartered the Northern Pacific Railway as the first Northern transcontinental railroad on July 2, 1864. It operated across the Northern tier of the United States from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast. That same year congress gave the Northern Pacific Railway almost 40 million acres of land grants, which it used to raise money in Europe for construction. On September 8, 1883 Pres Ulysses S. Grant opened the main line by driving in the “golden spike” in Western Montana.
The broadside dates between 1894 and 1904 based on the fact that Wm. H. Phipps, Land Commissioner, formerly of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad became Land Commissioner on May 1, 1894 and left in 1904.
12 ½” x 8”. Some sort of pencil mathematical statistics are written on obverse not interfering with the broadside. Vg cond.