Minnesota as it is in 1870, its General Resources and Attractions for Immigrants, Invalids, Tourists, Capitalists, and Business Men...

Minnesota as it is in 1870...

This is a digitally reproduced version of Minnesota as it is in 1870, Its General Resources and Attractions for Immigrants, Invalids, Tourists, Capitalists, and Business Men (Principally from Official Authorities) with Special Descriptions of all its Counties and Towns, their Topography, Population, Nationalities, Products, Business, Wealth, Social Advantages and Inducements to those in Quest of Homes, Health, or Pleasure. Published by J.W. McClung. Historians, genealogists and researchers of this period in Minnesota history, as well as those interested in Minnesota place names, will find this book a very useful resource. 19th century Minnesota maps included for cartographic reference. (more info)

The 300 page book is divided in two Parts. Part First contains eighteen chapters that provide statistical data describing Minnesota as it is in 1870. Part Second includes alphabetically organized descriptions of Minnesota's counties and their towns. A third section of the book includes 66 pages of business advertisements providing insight into the goods and services of 19th century Minnesota. Download Table of Contents (628K PDF).

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