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Good Old Days: February 13, 2020


February 13, 2020

125 years ago

The Commoner

Feb. 15, 1895

A patent from the general government to the Northern Pacific Railway company was yesterday filed in the auditor’s office. It conveys 2,773.32 acres of lieu land situated in this county. It is dated Dec. 13, 1894, and is the first patent of this kind to be filed in this county, but it is expected that others will follow rapidly.

It is understood that patents, of which this is one, will be issued to the Northern Pacific for all lieu lands upon which there has been no contest filed based on settlement previous to 1883, whe...

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