St. Louis: Jno. McKittrick & Co., Printers. (n. d.). Ca mid-1880s. 1 sheet, printed recto only. Large (4-1/4" dia.) woodcut seal to center of broadside, showing a winged railway wheel over the country-side of Arkansas & Missouri, with lettering "Bound for the Happy Lands". 20-7/8" x 6-15/16". Small stain at bottom, and to left edge center [with minute amount of marginal loss that does not affect printed material]. 2 faint agent stamps. Overall, a solid, Very Good copy of this rare survivor from the mid-1880s. Item #27461
1873 saw the first train from St. Louis reaching Little Rock. A decade later, after divers reformations & amalgamations, the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway (SLIMS) was formed. SLIMS was to serve the region for over 3 decades, ultimately merging with the Missouri Pacific in 1917. This ephemeral advertising piece, besides listing rates, agents & stops, issued primarily to publicize the availability of land which the company was selling now that the railroad was completed. A very nice item from the early days of the St Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern which provides valuable historical pricing & location data for the line. Images available, and provided on request.