Burlington Northern Land Contract, June 9, 1874

In this June 9, 1874 application to buy land from the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company, James O'Reily purchases 160 acres of land at $6.00 per acre on ten years credit. Leaving the "Length of time in Nebraska" line blank, O'Reily's application from Minnesota to purchase railroad land shows how the railroad's involvement in real estate may have influenced migration choices.

About this Document

  • Source: Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska Land Department Applications
  • Citation: V. 22 App. #5550 thru V. 25, App. #6513, 17729
  • Date: June 9, 1874