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Railroad Appraisal Records, circa 1918-1920

 Series
Identifier: ACC 85-022:

Scope and Contents

This accession consists of seventy volumes of original appraisal records (circa 1918-1920) for lands adjacent to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad in various counties throughout South Dakota. Records within each valuation section volume include plat maps of lands adjacent to the railroad right-of-way and the assessed valuations of those properties; geographical and topographical descriptions of the surrounding environment; appraisal questionnaires completed by local residents concerning the value of privately owned land adjacent to the railroad that had been recently sold; and appraiser opinions based on interviews with informants believed to be familiar with local land values. In most cases, black and white photographs and/or blueprints are also included as supporting documentation.

Dates

  • circa 1918-1920

Extent

5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement

The volumes are arranged alphabetically by county and thereunder numerically by valuation section number.

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

Contact:
900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-3804
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