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Leonidas Merritt

Title: Large Sale of Land on the Range
Type: Newspaper
Date: April 8, 1890
Source: Duluth Evening Herald

Description: Merritt appears in this article as a buyer of state lands that were sold by auction in Duluth.

Transcription:

THE LARGEST SALE KNOWN

State Lands Adjoining Duluth are Sold Today at the Top.

Several Hundred Thousand Dollars Realized for Schools.

State Auditor Braden is a keen judge of human nature, and when he surveyed the densely packed crowd in the court room at the county building this morning and afternoon, he knew the state had a bonanza Rich mine, source of wealth. in store as a result of the sale of state lands. The crowd filled every inch of space in the room, sat on the desks and table, crowded out into the hallways and bid at any and everything that was offered, the comparative results being ahead of anything before known in the history of the state. There were fifty "forties" Plots of forty acres. put up, the buyers and prices paid being as follows per acre:

SECTION 36-52-12.

No of ne to John Glassby, $52 per acre.
Se of ne to William C. Sargent, $51, with $100 additional for timber.
Extra cost for the right to sell timber from the land. Nw of nw to R.M, Cole, Stilwater, $31.50.
Sw of nw to W.T. Bailey, $57, with $100 additional for timber.
Ne of sw to John McKinley, $57, with $100 additional for timber.
Nw of se to Thos. Dickens, $100.
Lot 1 to same, $145.

SECTION 16-50-15.

Ne of ne to M.W. McDonald, $41.
Nw of ne to same, $43.
Sw of ne to same, $45.
Se of ne, ne of nw, to same, $50.
Nw of nw to John McKinley, $50.
Sw of nw and se of nw to same, $48.
Ne of sw and nw of sw to same, $45.
Sw of sw to same, $46.
Se of sw to same, $43.
Ne of se to same, $47.
NW of se to same, $41.
Sw of se to same, $46.
Se of se to same, $55.

SECTION 36-51-15.

Ne of ne to Lon Merritt, $60.
Nw of ne to same, $53.
Sw of ne to same, $52.
Se of ne to same, $57.
Ne of nw to same, $52
Nw of nw and sw of nw to same, $51.
Se of nw to same, $57.
Ne of sw to same, $58.
Nw of sw to same, $53.
Sw of sw to same, $58.
Se of sw to same, $61.
Ne of se to same, $66.
Nw of se to same, $72.
Sw of Se to same, $78.
Se of se to same, $90.

SECTION 36-51-16.

Lot 1 to J.E. Fuller, $78.
Lot 2 to J.E. Fuller, $77.
Lot 3, to E.L. Bradley, $90.
Lot 4 to Martin Wheeler, $155.
Sw of nw to John McKinely, $36.
Ne of sw to H.P. Wieland, $35.
Nw of sw to John McKinley, $22.
Sw of sw to same, $24.
Se of sw H.W. Coffin, $25.
Ne of se to J.E. Fuller, $41.
Nw of se to same, $48.
Sw of se to John McKinley, $30.
Se of se to same, $43.

The Grassy Point lands were not offered for sale, as Auditor Braden thought the state could make more money by holding on to them. Parties were present from a number of outside cities.