Sioux City: W.C. Deitch & Co., printers, . 24pp. 24mo. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Light wear along spine. Partially erased pencil scratch work on rear wrapper. Light tanning. About very good. Item #1566
An unrecorded directory for merchants in agriculture and manufacturing along the lines of the Sioux City & Northern and Sioux City, O'Neill, & Western Railroads at the end of the 19th century. The work is split into sections for each railroad, and is organized by town along the routes of each. For the Sioux City & Northern, the list includes dealers from Sioux City, and tiny agricultural outposts in Iowa such as Struble, Maurice, and Doon. The listings in the Sioux City, O'Neill, & Western section include merchants in Nebraska from Waterbury, Allen, Laurel, and small towns further west. A valuable distillation of rural agriculture and manufacturing in Iowa and Nebraska just before 1900. Not in OCLC.