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References cited correspond to the author's Bibliography on Railroad Land Grants History isn't dead; it's not even past. Senator Stephen Douglas arranges a checkerboard compromise to create the first federal land grant railroad, the Illinois Central. Illinois Central Railroad attorney Abraham Lincoln will soon challenge Stephen Douglas for political office, and, with the Illinois Central's help, will eventually be elected president of the United States, from which office he will sign the largest of the railroad land grants into law.
Between andBurlington sold two million acres to 20, people in Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. See this chronology's,and entries. Granted five million acres and several million dollars in Minnesota state bonds.
Built only 10 miles of railroad. Insolvency led to foreclosure in Reorganized into the St. Increased grant to ten sections per mile. Renamed the Great Northern in For grants, See Rae and Gatesp.
For grants and construction, see Yennep. See also this chronology's andand entries. Lincoln had been a lawyer for railroads, including the Illinois Central, which had received a land grant with Douglas' support.
InLincoln and his friend Norman B. Judd, attorney for the Rock Island Railroad, arranged to give discount rates to anyone who woul d come to Chicago for the Republican national convention Lewis, p.
The Prairire Years, p.
Railroad officials joined Lincoln's administration, and Lincoln granted more land to railroads than any other president Lewis, p.
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