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Cavaliers of the Dakota Frontier

By: Wayne Fanebust

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: F4915

ISBN: 0078844915X

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In the 1850's, the American West was ablaze with land speculation. From Minnesota to Kansas, town site companies eagerly sought out the most desirable locations for new towns, taking advantage of an 1844 Act of Congress. This generous law was the impetus for ambitious men to create companies and send exploration parties into the prairie wilderness. Among the new breed of speculators were men from the Dakota Land Company from St. Paul and the Western Town Company from Dubuque, who later joined forces. Their sights were set on the Falls of the Big Sioux River. A rival company was organized in Si... View more info