Burlington Northern Land Contract, May 25, 1874

This May 25, 1874 document is an application to purchase land from the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company in Lancaster County, Nebraska. This applicant was an immigrant from Prussia, and financed his land purchase on "long credit", paying $43.20 when he filled out the application. Abundant land in the Great Plains gave immigrants like this man opportunities to become property owners.

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: May 25, 1874