Forest City, S.D. [ca. 1905]. 31,pp. including illustrations and ads. Original printed yellow wrappers. Minor edge wear, soft vertical crease throughout. Clean internally. Very good. Item #WRCAM56235
A rare promotional pamphlet for South Dakota and its cattle industry, sponsored by the Forest City and Gettysburg Railroad Company. The work includes statistics about the cattle herds, as well as information about the land, climate, transportation facilities, irrigation methods, and populace. There are also photographs of local scenes and topography, and a map of the rail lines. A part of the text discusses the Indian population in the area; and two of the illustrations show Indians, one being "A Number of Indians in a Council of War" and the other a picture of the Cheyenne Indian Agency. W.C. Avery was land commissioner of Forest City, South Dakota. "One of those rare promotional booklets issued in the early days by the various railroads" - Adams. OCLC locates only eight copies. ADAMS HERD 187. OCLC 7756162, 27911307.