Grubs & Stumps

Going through oversize materials from scrapbooks, I’ve been taken by the creative lengths to which CB&Q will go to make Nebraska appear to be the world’s most wonderful place to homestead. A number of the materials I’ve found has referenced the “future orchards and forests of Nebraska,” but here I found a bit of rallying for the prairie as farm land.

CB&Q 769.9 – Land Dept – B&MN RR – Miscellaneous – Pamphlets


I particularly like the slogan “Leave your stumps and grubs for a farm already cleared” and the train in the center, surrounded by a hopeful light. Having just completed processing delinquent contracts, I know that life farming on the prairie was difficult, but even I am swayed by the persuasiveness of this imagery.

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