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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.
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Large Sale of Land on the Range


  1. Why do you think there was such a demand for state lands when these went up for auction?

  2. The headline of this article suggests that the money raised in the sale of these lands will benefit other state services. What state service is going to be getting the money from these sales?

  3. What can we assume about Lon Merritt from the information provided in this article?

  4. Why do you think that the State Auditor decided he could make more money by NOT selling the Grassy Point lands?