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The Bread Basket of America! -- You Are Not Going To the Frontier!

Fine large promotional map for the Great Northern Railway, promoting the Government lands available in the Red River Valley.

The map shows the railroad lines of the Great Northern, stretching from Duluth and Minneapolis St. Paul, through the Red River Valley and on to Butte, Montana, Everett, Washington, Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Vancouver.

On the verso, a detailed map of the Red River Valley is shown, "famous for the production of No.1 hard wheat [and] all the small grains and vegetables of the North Temperate Zone.  Includes an overview of opportunities, pointers for manufacturers and settlers, Government land opportunities and fish!

Rarity

The map is apparently rare -- we were not able to locate another example.