Land Prices

Land costs…
Land — $5/acre (avg. 160 acres)
House — 16′×22′ (2 rooms) = $300
Shanty — 8′×10′ (1 room/dirt floor) = $25
Stable and well — $150
Plows, cultivators, field equip. — $325
Chairs — $1.25 each
Bed, bureau and commode — $15
Cookstove — $25
Coal — about $80 per year
Kerosene — $.15/gallon
Land for development in Greeley, Colorado Territory $1 per acre
Farm land near Fort Scott, Kansas $12 to 20 per acre and unimproved lands within 12 miles $3 to 7 per acre
Nebraska improved farm lands $10 to 30 per acre; unimproved $4 to $10 per acre
Sutter County, California $20 to 80 per acre

Land in Deadwood (lot that is 100 feet by 50 feet)

  • at the edge of town $5.
  • in town costs up to $100.
  • tent with wooden floor $500.
  • house from $2,000 to $10,000.

Rooms…

  • Boarding house – $3
  • Low-class hotel – $2
  • High-class hotel – $10

Land Prices

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