Sioux City, Ia. 1881. 392pp. plus 8pp. advertisements. Original cloth. Head of spine frayed, binding edgeworn and somewhat soiled. Ink inscription on front endpaper and rear pastedown. Good. Item #WRCAM19498
A fairly early historical account of the development of the Dakota Territory, focusing on the valley of the Big Sioux River in southeastern Dakota. Includes a brief sketch of each of the major counties and cities, as well as biographies of prominent residents. The publisher is explicit in stating that the work was not issued for profit, nor at the insistence of an immigration bureau. A wealth of historical data on southeastern Dakota. HOWES D14.