View of Burlington

In How To Go West: A Guide to Southern Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, California and the Whole Great West. Chicago: Horton & Leonard, Railroad Printer, 1872, 20.

A view from the south of the town of Burlington, Iowa. Paddle wheel boats navigate the Mississippi River while others dock at the shore. In the foreground a locomotive crosses the iron bridge spanning the river. Steeples of the town's many churches are visible along the skyline. Printed in the guidebook “How to Go West,” the image suggests opportunities for work, trade, and community for those moving west.

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Source:
Graff 494
Date:
1872
Subjects:
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Railroads
Places:
Iowa Mississippi River
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