Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad – New Kansas Route Open

23 [Kansas] Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. NEW KANSAS ROUTE OPEN via South Western Division of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific R.R. to LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS. Chicago: J.J. Spalding & Co., Railraod Printers, 103 Canal Street, [1871]. Folio broadside printed in red and blue on cardstock, 22 x 14 inches, small
amount of corner and edge chipping, not affecting text.

A rare pre-Chicago Fire imprint, unrecorded, with OCLC finding one location (Yale). A wonderfully
graphic and attractive promotional which advertised the opening of this line in September, 1871, with connections to Topeka, Manhattan,
Fort Riley, Newton (near Wichita, still the train station for the area), Emporia, Junction City, Fort Scott and Indian Territory.

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