Northern Pacific Land Grants. hearings before the United States Joint Committee on Investigation of Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grants, Sixty-Ninth Congress, first session

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Book by Jensen, Derrick, Draffan, George/5(5). Relief shown by hachures. Panel title: Preserve this Montana map, it shows the land grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company in Montana and Idaho, and in part of North Dakota, and in part of eastern Washington.

Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Map showing Northern Pacific Railroad system. The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was a transcontinental railroad that operated across the northern tier of the western United States, from Minnesota to the Pacific was approved by Congress in and given nearly forty million acres (62, sq mi;km 2) of land grants, which it used to raise money in Europe for bowvalleychorus.comsor: Burlington Northern, (later BNSF).

Pacific Railroad Act doubled the CP and UP land grants from 10 to 20 miles of alternating sections for each mile of road built, and arranged for earlier release of federal loans of $32, to $48, per mile of road (Time-Life, The Railroaders, p. 68). Lincoln signs Northern Pacific land grant (July 2,Ch.13 Stat.

The facts about the Northern Pacific land grant. [Charles Donnelly; Northern Pacific Railway Company.] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Northern Pacific Railway Company. # Pacific railroads--Land grants. Grants for most of these tracts have been located in the Northern Neck Land Office records, and this information has been included. Format of Collection.

The online collection consists of digitized images of recorded Land Office patents and grants, recorded Northern Neck grants, and recorded Northern Neck surveys (–).

Get this from a library. The Northern Pacific land grants. Hearings before the Joint congressional committee on the investigation of the Northern Pacific railroad land grants.

[United States. Congress. Joint Congressional Committee on the Investigation of the Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grants.]. In President Lincoln signed into law the largest of the railroad land grants, the Northern Pacific railroad land grant.

This law conditionally granted public lands for the purpose of building and maintaining a railroad from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean.

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 Congress in to conduct surveys Enacted by: the 37th United States Congress. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress's Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant at Read /5(5).

The story of the Northern Pacific in Seattle began in when Congress chartered the company and awarded land grants totaling 60 million acres in checkerboard sections along a to mile-wide strip flanking the planned route from Minnesota to Puget Sound.

Lincoln signed the Northern Pacific Railroad charter on July 2, The line ran from Duluth, MN, to Bismarck and on to Oregon.

The government gave the railroad 46, acres of. The largest of the railroad land grants was to the Northern Pacific Railroad: 40 million acres in a mile wide band running 2, miles from the Great Lakes to Puget Sound.

A century later, much of Northern Pacific Land Grants. book land is controlled by Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek, and other timber and mining corporations.

According to the book, "The Northern Pacific, Main Street Of The Northwest: A Pictorial History" by author and historian Charles R. Wood, While the Northern Pacific was awarded land grants it would have to raise the needed capital on its own.

It was further handicapped by. "In President Lincoln signed into law the largest of the railroad land grants, the Northern Pacific railroad land grant. This law conditionally granted public lands for the purpose of building and maintaining a railroad from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean.

While several railroad land grants became quite important by the early 20th century, we must still remember the perception of that land in the s was quite poor. With the exception of land near Omaha, Sacramento, and Ogden, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific land grants held little value.

Northern Pacific Railway Company Title Northern Pacific Railway Company Records Dates (inclusive) It was the only line to build to the west coast without federal land grants.

The Green River and Northern Railroad Company was incorporated on September 22, and was sold to the NPRR on April 21, Book of Addresses and. Oct 04,  · Map showing land grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co.

in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Description. Map shows drainage, county boundaries, townships, sections and quarter sections, railroad lands sold and unsold, U.S. government lands, school sections, and U.

Indian reservations. Added to The The Portal to Texas History. The History of the Northern Pacific Land Grant, (Book): Cotroneo, Ross Ralph: This book documents the grant of some 40 million acres by the federal government to the Northern Pacific Railroad in return for the construction of a rail and telegraph line from Lake Superior to the Pacific coast.

This was a suit brought by the United States against the Northern Pacific Railroad Company and the Northern Pacific Railway Company to cancel patents issued in May,by the United States to the railroad company, to whose rights the railway company had succeeded.

Northern Pacific Railroad Company grant. United States.; Greene, D. s.n, Read Full Screen. Book metadata; Icons Metadata; Subject(s): History and Culture; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Railroad land grants; Railroad law; Railroads and state; United States; Northern Pacific Railroad Company: The Book of carriages.

Log of the Author: D. Greene. Land grant NPRR. Northern Pacific Railroad Company, View larger, zoomable image (turn off pop-up blocker) Full Title: Map showing surveyed portion of land grant of Northern Pacific Railroad Company from Jamestown, North Dakota, to Montana boundary line () Author: Northern Pacific Railroad Company Date: InCongress passed the Pacific Railway Act which funded the building of the first transcontinental railroad through land grants and low-interest federal loans.

Inthe Northern Pacific Railway (NPRR) began operation. Its tracks reached Moorhead, Minnesota, just across the Red River from Fargo in Railroads and Land Grant Policy By Lloyd J.

Mercer /11 - Beard Books - Paperback - Reprint - pp. US$ Railroad aficionados and students of American 19th century economy will learn much about the economic rationality of the land grant policy with regard to the railroad behemoths that criss-crossed our country.

Dec 09,  · Northern Pacific Railway Company. Land Department Records, Records created by the Northern Pacific administrative unit responsible for the company’s extensive land holdings, and documenting in great detail the acquisition, surveying and platting, ongoing management, resource usage, and disposition of the lands.

The United States Code is meant to be an organized, logical compilation of the laws passed by Congress. At its top level, it divides the world of legislation into fifty topically-organized Titles, and each Title is further subdivided into any number of logical subtopics.

Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grants, 11 books Olin Dunbar Wheeler, 4 books Louis T. Renz, 2 books Leonard Bertram Irwin, 2 books James Blaine Hedges, 2 books Taylor, Bill, 2 books Peter J.

Lewty, 2 books Paul D. McDermott, 2 books Isaac Ingalls Stevens, 1 book W. Milnor Roberts, 1 book M. John. Recent. IdahoDivAFEs; NP_Western_District_AFE_Index_By_Station; Site Contents. Equipment. THE GRANTS PROGRAM OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION NPRHA_GrantsAnnouncement&ProcessDescriptiondocx – Word Failure of the recipient to use the Grant funds for the purpose requested, or within one year of the schedule proposed, without the written prior approval of the NPRHA, shall constitute default.

Northern Pacific land grants. Hearings before the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys, United States Senate, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session on H.J.

res. A resolution directing the secretary of the interior to withhold his approval of the adjustment of the Northern Pacific land grants and other purposes. May 5 and 6, A prologue of several chapters provides a setting for the surveys by examining the history of the Northern Pacific Railroad and Jay Cooke’s involvement with it.

Early chapters of the book also summarize Cooke’s life and business dealings, especially his selling of Civil War bonds, prior to his involvement with the Northern Pacific.

Through its examination of the Northern Pacific’s land records, administrative and judicial opinions relating to public lands, and the transcripts of key cases involving land grants, this dissertation makes significant contributions to the historiographies of railroads, of federal land policies, and of the Progressive conservation movement.

The land grants represented by these patents and deeds were authorized either by Congress the St. Paul and Northern Pacific Railway (formerly the Western Railroad Company); and the town and citing the book(s) and page(s) on which deeds for land in a particular township can be found.

It. Map of Nebraska showing the Union Pacific Railroad land grant. Summary Township and county map showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroads of Nebraska. Contributor Names Parge, H. Union Pacific Railroad Company. The Virginia Land Office land stretching as far west as the Pacific Ocean.

Initially land granted to stockholders and settlers was held in common, From toa number of grants for land were issued to persons residing in counties that became the state of. the land grant system. Second, the evolution of land grant policy, because of its Congressional origin, is best illustrated in the Congressional debates and reports which traced the history of the Northern Pacific grants.

While the entire field of land grant history has i not Author: Ted Schwinden. Congress. Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grants, 7 books Marion R. Hemperley, 7 books Charles Fraser Sibbald, 6 books United States.

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This pamphlet and the microfilm edition of the Northern Pacific Land Department Records it describes were made possible by a grant of funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to the Minnesota Historical Society.

Grants Learning Center Your gateway to the federal grants world Grants Learning Center is where you can learn more about the federal grants lifecycle, policies on grants management, and profiles on grant-making agencies. James Hill was a man of great vision and a smart businessman.

He built the Great Northern without federal subsidies such as the federal land grants and loans that had helped the Northern Pacific (NPRR) cross the continent. He did not stay in his St. Paul office all of the time. Books Our Botanists Use Pacific Northwest. A Manual of the Higher Plants of Oregon.

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Indians, Fire, and the Land in the Pacific Northwest. Boyd, Robert. Oregon State.During this same period the Union Pacific route was being surveyed, and the first ground was broken in Decemberfor the line which was later to connect Omaha with San Francisco.

Like the Union Pacific charter, that of the Northern Pacific Railroad also contained an extensive land grant.Now that these railroads were all under one control Hill quickly set about building to the Pacific Coast and Seattle which was accomplished just four years later indoing so almost entirely without the use of land grants.

The "Empire Builder" was often criticized for taking his time in .

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