Northern Pacific Railroad and the selling of the West
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Northern Pacific Railroad and the selling of the West a nineteenth-century public relations venture by Sig Mickelson

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Published by Center for Western Studies in Sioux Falls, SD .
Written in English



  • West (U.S.)


  • Northern Pacific Railroad Company -- History.,
  • Advertising -- Real estate business -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Land settlement -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-225) and index.

Statementby Sig Mickelson.
SeriesThe Prairie plains series
LC ClassificationsHE2791.N855 M53 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 232 p. :
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1741046M
ISBN 100931170540
LC Control Number92047038

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