This fridge magnet pictures a 1872 poster advertising millions of acres of land for sale in Nebraska and Iowa by the Burlington Missouri River Railroad.
The poster included a photo of the Big Blue, between Camden and Crete. Land was offered on a 10-year credit plan at 6 % interest with 1/7th of principal due annually, beginning 4 years after purchase...and a 20% discount for cash. Interested parties were to contact George S. Harris or T. H. Leavitt.
The railroad offered free rooms for prospective buyers.
The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad ran through Southern Iowa and was 16 years in the making. The line received a government land grant of 2,382,208 acres, to which the state of Nebraska add 50,000 acres. Acquisition of the Omaha & Southwestern RR added another 100,010 acres.