2 edition of [Resolution on land grant to Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company.] found in the catalog.
[Resolution on land grant to Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company.]
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the land grant; the company's involvement in regional and national politics; social, economic, and political conditions in the United States, Europe, and Canada; and a host of related topics. *Until the official name of the company was the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1. OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. Dated: St. Paul, Minnesota, March, Description: 24 pages ; 24 cm: Responsibility: Charles Donnelly.
Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Letterpress Book. A letterpress book containing copies of the Company President's outgoing correspondence for illustrates the day-to-day operation of the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad. 19 The Great Northern's land grant was virtually a happenstance. Federal land grants ended with the act of March 3, in favor of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Company. The Great Northern system was an outgrowth of the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railroad formed , considerably after the end of the land-grant era.
Railroads and Clearcuts. The legacy of the Northern Pacific railroad land grant is alive in the Pacific Northwest and takes the form of log exports, checkerboard forests, unrelenting "public education" campaigns, wealthy lobby groups, and large corporations that wield enormous political and economic influence in the state capitals of the Pacific Northwest and in Washington, D.C. Kansas Historical Society. Recent Additions - February by Helen M. Mc Farland. February (vol. 5, no. 1, pages 82 to
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The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was a U.S. railroad that owned or operated two disjointed segments, one connecting St. Louis, Missouri with Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the other connecting Albuquerque, New Mexico with Southern was incorporated by the U.S. Congress in as a transcontinental railroad connecting Springfield, Missouri and Van Buren, Arkansas Locale: Missouri to Oklahoma; New Mexico to.
Title Maps showing the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and leased lines. Summary Special map shows the main line and land grant in Missouri and includes iron and lead regions; general map covers United States showing the railroad network with the main lines distinguished by color; created by Act of Congress, Jwith a land grant of 42 million acres; entry shows extent of land grant.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company was chartered in New York State in for the purpose of constructing a transcontinental railroad. The initial capitalization was $, Anson Jones became a stockholder and director and was made commissioner to Texas. Robert J. Walker, former United States Secretary of the Treasury under.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company was chartered in New York state in While the formative bond adhered to the provisions of the Mississippi and Pacific Act ofthe bond was rejected and cancelled. A company was later chartered under the identical name by an act of the United States Congress on J The railroad was given every other section, usually the odd-numbered sections in townships within a mile corridor on either side of the railroad line.
The railroad company sold the land east of the Missouri River for $/acre and west of the Missouri River for $/acre. Click here to view a PDF of the Northern Pacific Railroad Act. RAILROADS, FEDERAL LAND GRANTS TO (ISSUE) Between and the United States government used a portion of the public domain (federally owned land) to assist and encourage the building of railroads.
In all, during that twenty-one year period approximately million acres of land were transferred to private ownership. Source for information on Railroads, Federal Land. To understand more about the origin of the land grant system within the backdrop of the transcontinental railroad, please read Stephen Ambrose's excellent book: Nothing Like it in the World: The men who built the transcontinental railroad, Sparks estimated that ten million acres had been claimed in excess of the land grant formulas, and in andhe administratively revo acres of NP grant land in Washington state, and million acres of Atlantic & Pacific Railroad grant in California, but he failed to recover anot acres from the A&P in Missouri.
Detailed map of the continental United States showing drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, canals, land grant railroads, completed railroads, railroads in progress of completion, and projected lines.
Major lines are named along their routes. Indian and military reservation are shown; land offices and lighthouses are also indicated. gress viewed railroad right-of-way grants as separate from its railroad land subsidy grants, it did not intend to change rights-of-way in when it ceased granting land subsi-dies.
The Solicitor General and the Supreme Court erred in by conflating the two types of grants and misreading the relevant legislative history.
The State of Missouri seized the line inre-named it the Southwest Pacific Railroad, and operated it until the sale to Fremont. The company was gran acres of land per railroad mile. Inthe company was granted o, acres.
History from Wikipedia and (old stock certificate research service). The Pacific Railroad Acts of were a series of acts of Congress that promoted the construction of a "transcontinental railroad" (the Pacific Railroad) in the United States through authorizing the issuance of government bonds and the grants of land to railroad companies.
The War Department under then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was authorized by the. STATE LAND OFFICE. Railroad Deed and Patent Records. 6 sloinv Location Reel SAM 45 60 Volume A, Septem - Novem ; May 6, Also contains a chronological "List of Railroad Land Grant deeds recorded in this book" .
Railroads listed are: St. Paul and Pacific (main and branch line). Rates of Return for Land-Grant Railroads: The Central Pacific System LAND was the resource that nineteenth-century America pos- sessed in greatest abundance.
A large part of the land was initially in the public domain and was transferred to private owner. This collection includes both bound and unbound correspondence, construction and expense reports, financial ledgers, right-of-way descriptions and maps, activity logs, publicity materials (including photographs and film reels), and personnel records created by employees of the Northern Pacific Railway Company and its subsidiary lines between the years and.
Oregon & C. decided by the Supreme Court of the United States and reported in U. 28, 44 L.20 Sup. Rep.with this difference,—that the defendant, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, is the grantee of both the grants of land, the overlapping portions of which are the subject of the controversy herein, and.
Locating Railroad Employee Records. Great American Railways. According to Randy Houk's "Railroad Timeline", the first American rails are said to have been laid down at Quincy, Mass. in Since then, numerous railway companies have come and gone, with many mergers occurring along the way.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company was incorporated on J Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway Company joined in a partnership in to build the western section of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Company under the original charter, from south of Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory, to San.
Federal Railroad Rights of Way Introduction Congress facilitated the development of railroads, especially railroads in the West, through various forms of federal assistance.
Primary among this assistance was the granting of rights of way across the public lands. Not all of these grants were the same, but some arguably contemplated a retained interest in the United States. cisco, ). De Bow presented his case in behalf of the railroad and land acquisition in his cogent article "Atlantic and Pacific Railroad," De Bow's Review, III (February ), Gadsden further elaborated on the scheme he had presented to the Memphis convention of in the Arkansas Democrat, Decemand in.
land heretofore granted shall be deducted from the amount granted by this act: Pro vided jnrthm, That the milroacl company r~>ceiving the preYious grant of land may assign their interest to said ''Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company," or may consol idate, confederate, and associate with said company upon the terms named in the first.THE PACIFIC RAILWAY.
By the act of Congress approved July 1,to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph from the Missouri to the Pacific, a grant of land is made, excluding mineral, of every alternate odd numbered section, to the amount of five alternate sections per mile, on each side of the route.
The Northern Pacific charter gave the railroad all odd-numbered sections of land extending out 40 miles on either side of the tracks and resulting in an mile-wide “checkerboard” of land across the Territory that was half railroad land grant and half government land.(3) Example of a Checkerboard Land Grant of 20 Miles on a Side.