Southwest Business Directory, 1889

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Southwest Business Directory, 1889
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Includes the principal towns on the railroads. Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri are prominently mentioned. Kansas City, Ft. Scott, & Memphis RR map included. Santa Fe RR is a fold out. Back has the Las Vegas (New Mexico) Hot Springs. Includes a rare full page color Chinese advertisement. Monterey, California Hotel. Many, many more! Only two cities from the Indian Territory made the list – one being Purcell. In 1889, Purcell featured quite a few merchants as it was one of the jumping off spots for the Great Land Rush to Oklahoma. “The rush of home-seekers into Oklahoma from the southern border was more picturesque than that from the north. The intending settlers had been gathered at Purcell, in the Chickasaw Nation, for several months, waiting for the signal to cross the Canadian River and take possession of the coveted land. As the opening day drew near, many of the boomers provided themselves with fleet saddle-horses. Just before noon on the appointed day, hundreds of the horsemen gathered at the entrance to the fords waiting for the signal. Just as the second hand of his watch touched the hour of twelve he gave the signal, and before the stirring notes of the bugle had found an echo against the walls of Purcell, the foremost horsemen had dashed into the fords” [Harper's Weekly 33, May 18, 1889]. Back binding has been taped. Some of the earliest pages are separating from the binding (no more than 33%). Shows the wear of a book this old, but a magnificent piece of history. 1,340 pages. [rarity: ii]City: SouthwestCounty: State: Date: