Certain settlers upon Wisconsin Central Railroad lands.
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Certain settlers upon Wisconsin Central Railroad lands.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English


  • Land tenure,
  • Railroads,
  • Wisconsin

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Other titlesRelief of settlers upon Wisconsin Central Railroad lands
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination3 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16053579M

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Local railroad history Books about northern Wisconsin's abandoned railroads. NEW RELEASE, July The Spring Valley Line book is the latest in the series of books about abandoned west central Wisconsin railroads. For details about this book and the other five in the series, click the links of the individual books above. A Wisconsin Central SD45 and GP35 are seen here between runs in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin in July, Warren Calloway photo. The history of the original WC begins in the s when the federal government was offering free land grants in an effort to attract railroad development in Wisconsin and surrounding states. United States, U. S. ; Wisconsin Railroad Co. v. Forsythe, U. S. In Steele v. United States, the Navy Department, in contracting with the claimant for certain work upon vessels, delivered to him certain old materials at the agreed price of $2,, which was considerably less than the true value. In his suit for payment on the. Many railroads were granted vast tracts of public lands from Federal and State governments that they were expected to sell to settlers and speculators to fund construction of tracks and facilities. This promotional pamphlet from the Wisconsin Central Railroad was part of its effort to sell its lands in northern Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Central Railway is incorporated by special act of the Wisconsin Legislature and organized as a land grant railroad, to tap the vast forest and lumber reserve of northern Wisconsin. The WC was ultimately assigned 2,, acres of land along the proposed route from Menasha to Ashland and Superior, Wisconsin. In the Wisconsin Central Railroad began work at the bay, and at the same time many people arrived: houses were erected and the re-construction of the city progressed rapidly. The improvements in Ashland for the year , not taking into consideration the cost of the railroad or the iron bridge at White River, amounted to $, - First settlement of the lead mines district of south-west Wisconsin (Iowa County). Some 70 people settled here in This section by , was the most popular part of Wisconsin, with a total of over people. Its settlers were Americans and Irish from adjoining States. Cassville and Mineral Point were the chief towns. Land Grants. The second half of the nineteenth century was the era of railroad land grants. Between and extensive cessions of public lands were made to states and to railroad companies to promote railroad construction.[] Usually the companies received from the federal government, in twenty- or fifty-mile strips, alternate sections of public land for each mile of track that was built.

  In , the southern branch of Wisconsin Central was completed, running from Portage City to Stevens Point, a distance of seventy-one miles. The middle and northern divisions of this railroad, connect Stevens Point with Ashland on Lake Superior; and by the Milwaukee division, the eastern and southern markets are reached. According to the book, "Railroads In The Days Of Steam" by authors Albert McCready and Lawrence Sagle, as a rare federal charter Northern Pacific was provi acres of public land for each new mile constructed. Following its bankruptcy the government attempted to revoke this charter but such draconian measures were spared when new ownership managed to procure further funding and see . An act to extend the time for completing the Wisconsin Central Railroad in Wisconsin. April 9, PDF, 88KB: An act for the relief of certain settlers on the public lands in certain portions of the States of Minnesota and Iowa. An act to provide for the establishment of life-saving stations and houses of refuge upon the sea and lake. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion. Librivox Free Audiobook. HATECAST Homeschool Inspired Jorgearturo R Dj AleX Rio London House Ozymandias of .