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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1926. Department of History.


Copyright 1926, the author. Used by permission.


The influence of railway advertising upon the settlement of Nebraska is approached in this thesis by way of discussing: (1) railroad building in Nebraska from 1863-1890, including discussion of the Union Pacific Lines, the Burlington Lines, and the Chicago and Northwestern Lines; (2) railroad advertising of Nebraska; (3) advertising agencies other than railroads; (4) and the results of the advertising of the railroads. It is possible to claim that both the Burlington and the Union Pacific, and to some extent the Chicago and Northwestern, through the work of their Land Departments have had an influence upon Nebraska History that has been more far-reaching than they themselves have realized, and certainly far greater than they have been accredited with having.

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