Excerpt from Mineral Belt of Alabama: The Favored Section of the South; For Agricultural, Mineral and Timber Lands The Alabama State Land Company, owner of the lands of the Alabama and Chattaoga Railroad - w kwn as the Alabama Great Southern Railroad - has for sale in North Alabama over six hundred thousand acres of agricultural, timber and mineral lands. These lands are situated convenient to the stations and on each side of the Alabama Great Southern Railroad, a division of the Queen and Crescent system, which runs from Cincinnati to New Orleans and from Cincinnati to Shreveport, via Meridian, Mississippi. The Alabama Great Southern Railroad traverses the entire State of Alabama from the rtheast to the southwest corner, and follows the centre of the great mineral belt of Alabama for its entire length. This mineral belt is about fifty miles wide, and extends from the rtheast corner of the State toward the southwest, for about two hundred miles. It is within this great belt that all the coal, iron and rock mines, furnaces and manufactories of all kinds are located, and where the future wealth and natural increase in the value of real estate will be found. It is here where the great towns of the State will be situated, as they are w springing up within this territory all along the line of the Alabama Great Southern Railroad. Here, too, employment of all kinds can be found, and every pound of produce raised from the land can be marketed at a high price at the nearest station. Good farming lands can be purchased fr the Company within this region for from $3.50 to $5.00 per acre - one-fourth cash, the balance in one, two and three years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.