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Scottish American Land Company

$65.00

SKU: 7500
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Scottish American Land Company dating back to the 1880's. This document was printed by the Western Lith. Co. of Des Moines, Iowa and measures approximately 15" (w) by 11 1/4" (h). 

 

This certificate features two nice vignettes - a stately building at the top, and three horses peaking out of a stable at a group of pigs at the bottom.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Scottish American Land Company was formed in 1880 in Palo Alto County, Iowa as a vehicle to resettle Scottish immigrants in the United States.

    Alexander Peddie was the brainchild of the company, which purchased over 100,000 acres in Palo Alto and Emmett Counties.

    The area of the "settlement" was described as "one of the loneliest parts of the western prairie."

    Very unique collectible.