Friday, October 16, 2009

Newspaper Ads Entice Settlers

Have you wondered why your ancestor decided to move to a new area? To entice settlers to take up land in the West and Southwest, advertisements were often placed in newspapers in the Midwest and South. These ads extolled the wonders of the new land and the benefits of settling in that particular area. The following ads appeared in the 15 February 1876 issue of the Evansville (Indiana) Journal.

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