“Lumberman’s Excursion to Jackson, Miss/ Illinois
Central Railroad/ December 20, 1883/ At the Astonishingly Low
Rates as given below.” Chicago: National Printing Company,
Printers and Engravers.
Note: This broadside promotion by the Illinois Central Railroad
attempts to interest lumbermen in purchasing Mississippi Delta
acreage. The completion of the Illinois Central Railroad’s
branch spur from Jackson to Yazoo City made it possible to ship
timber more effectively from the Yazoo-Mississippi valley.