TERRITORY OF DAKOTA. SECOND BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF IMMIGRATION AND STATISTICIAN. To the Governor, 1887-8.
Bismark, Dakota: Tribune Printers & Binders, 1888. First Edition. Original Cloth. 85pp. Bound in maroon cloth, blind-ruled borders, gilt cover lettering. Major sections of this report are: Report of the Commissioner of Immigration: Report of Territorial Statistician; Dakota Weather Service; Agricultural Products; Land Entries (settlers and homesteaders); The Railroads. 9.5" x 6.25" Fine. Item #038239
"It was ... understood to be the paramount duty of the commissioner to instruct those not already residents of Dakota on questions relating to the growth and development of the territory; to urge upon investors and home-seekers the opportunities here offered, and to endeavor, in every laudable way to find occupants for the 24,000,000 acres of rich agricultural and grazing lands; laborers and capitalists who shall develop our mines and industries, and merchants and tradesmen who should build up our cities and commerce ...." (McClure's report). [OCLC locates three holdings: Minot State U, Alexander Mitchell Libr, Northern State U.].