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Atlantic and Pacific Land Grant

Atlantic and Pacific Land Grant

Federal grant to Atlantic and Pacific R. R. covering every alternate section of land 30 miles wide on each side of the track.   Added to this was another strip 10 miles wide on each side known as "lieu lands," to replace lands already in private ownership within the original grant, such as patented homesteads, military reservations, Spanish grants, etc.  This made a strip of land 80 miles wide, the track its center, every alternate unclaimed section of which belongs to the railroad.  Extends entirely across the State.  Some of this land has been sold to lumberman, stockmen, and settlers, but the greater part is still in the hands of the railroad. 

Grant covered originally over ten million acres.

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