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Railroad Appraisal Records, circa 1918-1920

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.


  • circa 1918-1920


5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English


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

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
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