Burlington Northern Land Contract, August 8, 1877

In this August 8, 1877 application to buy land from the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company, Joseph Fischer purchases 160 acres in Lancaster County, Nebraska for $7.00 per acre. An immigrant from Bohemia, Fischer took advantage of the railroad's 10-year credit plan to finance his new purchase. Railroad credit plans enabled immigrants and others who lacked ready cash to buy land.

About this Document

  • Source: Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska Land Department Applications
  • Citation: V. 34 App. #9157 thru V. 36, App. #9878, 17733
  • Date: August 8, 1877