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Pioneers and profits: land speculation on the Iowa frontier

Robert P. Swierenga

Pioneers and profits: land speculation on the Iowa frontier

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Published by Iowa State University Press in Ames .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Iowa,
  • Iowa.
    • Subjects:
    • Real estate investment -- Iowa -- History.,
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Iowa.,
    • Land speculation -- Iowa -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statement[by] Robert P. Swierenga.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD266.I8 S9
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxviii, 260 p.
      Number of Pages260
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5604179M
      LC Control Number68011198

      Few artisans settled on the frontier except for those who practiced a trade to supplement their primary occupation of farming. He also participated in many of the annual meetings by presenting papers on his research or commenting on the work of other scholars. For detailed descriptions of land record types see United States Land and Property. While the private sector financed the companies, the king also provided each project with a charter or grant conferring economic rights as well as political and judicial authority.

      And finally there was southern Arizona's great agricultural fertility, where "it is not an uncommon occurrence that sixty bushels of wheat per acres is harvested. FHL Collectionbook E7an At no time in this process were the O'odham ever a party to the legal wrangling. This is the best place to begin when searching for a land patent because of the ease of navigation when searching for an ancestor.

      The combination of many comments on the American scene produces some repetitionsome observations of dubious accuracy, and some flights into unjustified optimism. It also spread the risks of investment among the many rather than the few. First came the squatters. The mammoth transfer did not end until the Taylor Grazing Act effectively closed the public domain in The widespread circulation of important newspapers by mail, such as the New York Weekly Tribune, facilitated coordination among politicians in different states.


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Pioneers and profits: land speculation on the Iowa frontier by Robert P. Swierenga Download PDF Ebook

Such evocations of Hispanic prosperity promised an even more abundant future.

American frontier

England, the leading industrial nation during the nineteenth century, adopted the gold standard in after the successful conclusion of the Napoleonic wars Cochran The townships were Pioneers and profits: land speculation on the Iowa frontier book square blocks of land, divided into 36 one-mile squares called sections.

Name of patentee and county of origin Land description Number of acres Date of patent Volume and page where document can be located. First, it effectively spanned the continent. Later, when the land was sold or mortgaged by private owners, the document was called a deed. Swierenga Robert P.

It also projected two feeder lines: one to Arivaca and the mining boom town of Quijotoa to the west, another to the coal fields of Deer Creek along the San Pedro River and the mining district of Globe to the northeast.

Because these index cards are arranged by township and range within each state, the researcher will need to already have an approximate legal description in order to access these cards.

As one nineteenth-century French political scientist noted, "The striking and peculiar characteristic of American society is, that it is not so much a democracy as a huge commercial company for the discovery, cultivation, and capitalization of its enormous territory" Boutmy Sykes became managing director.

Charter companies were groups of stockholders usually merchants and wealthy landowners who sought personal economic gain and, perhaps, wanted also to advance England's national goals. Nonetheless, the speculative flurry of the times brought the first trickle of capital to the Arizona frontier.

Important features of the Navigation Acts are: Foreign vessels were excluded from carrying trade between ports within the British Empire Manufactured goods from Europe to the colonies had to pass through England Enumerated items, which included furs, ship masts, rice, indigo and tobacco, were only allowed to be exported to Great Britain.

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One of the most ardent was George Washington. Maps showing these surveys are included in: Andriot, Jay. The incorporators included Arizona entrepreneurs like Sykes, ex-territorial governor Anson P.

But the biggest influx came from mining companies, who burrowed into mountain ranges across southern Arizona. Amateur historians try to unlock mysteries of century-old Iowa cemetery desmoinesregister.

In thus providing for the support of millions of civilized beings, they will not violate any dictate of justice or of humanity; for they will not only give to the few thousand savages scattered over that territory an ample equivalent for any Pioneers and profits: land speculation on the Iowa frontier book they may surrender, but will always leave them the possession of lands more than they can cultivate, and more than adequate to their subsistence, comfort, and enjoyment, by cultivation.

That year, at least 20, traveled the so-called Southern Route, a network of trails converging on the Colorado River at Yuma Crossing Etter Clad in typical frontier garb, leather breeches, moccasins, fur cap, and hunting shirt, and girded by a belt from which hung a hunting knife and a shot pouch—all homemade—the pioneer presented a unique appearance.

Even if you already have experience, you will not want to miss this informative workshop. Instead, most sold their land warrants to eastern brokers, who shipped them to agents in land office towns on the western frontier. Starting inthe French secretly supplied the Americans with money, gunpowder and munitions in order to weaken its arch enemy, Great Britain.

He also participated in many of the annual meetings by presenting papers on his research or commenting on the work of other scholars. This unclaimed land became the public domain, was surveyed, divided into townships 36 square milesrange and section one square mile within the township and then sold through land offices.

Iowa Land Records

Although claim club law sometimes shielded of the simple homesteader, it was also a tool and a weapon of the speculator. The disadvantage is that the value of social labor is tied to the condition of concrete labor in gold production.

As a result, the Calabasas, Tucson, and North Western did not lay a single rail. Their suit, first brought against the Santa Rita Mining Company in the Pioneers and profits: land speculation on the Iowa frontier book court of Arizona inargued that Dolores and the others were the heirs and grantees of Francisco Alejandro Aguilar, Dolores' uncle.Albertus Christiaan Van Raalte Research Professor at the A.

C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, present; professor of history emeritus, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, ; assistant professor at Calvin College, ; and a writer and editor of books and articles in the field of Dutch-American studies. Books shelved as sawmill: Song of Sampo Lake by William Durbin, The Town That Disappeared by Sandy Carlson, The Story Of A New Zealand River by Jane Mand.

Richard Wade described such towns as "spearheads" in the westward line of settlement that marked much of nineteenth century North American history.6 In his book Pioneers and Profit: Land Speculation on the Iowa Frontier, Robert Swierenga uses the term 'frontier' to describe an area marked by a "pre-development stage of land use".7 Vancouver was.Copies of nearly all of the works listed may be found pdf in the University of Iowa Pdf (located in the Special Collections Department on the third floor of the Main Library), (2) elsewhere in the University Libraries, or (3) in the State Historical Society of Iowa-Iowa City.

Many can be found in more than one location as noted in.Why the networks can’t beat Netflix: speculations on the US OTT Services Market be gleaned from the most oft-quoted line in the book, where Roscher (, 2) stated his desire to do for Author: Eun-A Park.His doctoral thesis was a ebook study of public land sales in early Iowa, ebook became his first book, Pioneers and Profits: Land Speculation on the Iowa Frontier (Ames: Iowa State University Press, ).

Between his masters and doctoral work, Swierenga taught Social Studies for three years in the Pella (IA) Christian High School (