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Wilson, Joseph S. Reports of General Land Office, with Atlas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07453 Author/Creator: Wilson, Joseph S. Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Map Date: 1866 Pagination:

Summary of Content: The report is printed in English, with four land promotion tracts in English, French, German and Swedish. Accompanied by an atlas containing 23 folding cloth color maps of each area. One of the maps is said to be the first to show Nevada with its 1866 boundaries.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American WestWestward ExpansionLand TransactionGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsImmigration and Migration

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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