Details For Cover ID# 27934

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 29, 18
Edited on:Dec 29, 18
 
Postmark: Jun 2, 1883
Origin: Parkersburgh, Iowa, UNITED STATES
Destination: Huron, South Dakota, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1881 3c blue green re-engraved American Bank Note (#207) tied by "Parkersburgh Ioa. Jul 2 1883" cds with three ringed cancel, on yellow cover to Huron, Dakota Territory. Huron D.T. Jul 4 backstamp. With original 1883 four-page letter.

The letter ends with: "I am going to send this letter in a yellow envelope that is to (sic) large for the paper for that is the only one in the house. But I suppose that you folks in Dakota are not very fastidious. I don't see how you could write so well on the side of a shanty unless you tipped the shanty over. My sheet is full so I must stop and write to Lena Hyatt. Yours Respectfully, Anna C.G."

Huron, Dakota Territory was first settled in 1880. The town is located in east central South Dakota, a result of railroad and land booms in the 1880s. The early history of the town is closely linked with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. At the direction of Marvin Hughitt, general manager of the railroad, the west bank of the James River was selected as the division headquarters of the railroad. The company gained title to 880 acres of land at that location. Huron was named for the Huron Indians.

Owner's ID: 2064
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 38] SNS# 38 [1870 3¢ Green - USA Stamps 1870-1880 Issues]