This special edition was intended to PROMOTE Nebraska as a state and provide the towns of Nebraska with an opportunity to advertise their status, and attract new residents.
Located in Sherman County-On the Burlington & Missouri Railroad-One Hundred and Thirty-Nine Miles from Lincoln-Population Two Hundred and Fifty.
Litchfield is situation on the Grand Island & Wyoming railroad in the beautiful valley of the renowned Muddy, and is about forty-five miles northwest of Grand Island. Although it was not laid out until mid- summer of 1886, it has now reached a population of at least 250.
The different branches of business that is represented are as follows: Three general merchandise stores, two hardware stores, two lumber yards, three implement dealers, two livery stables and one each of the following: Bank, newspaper, furniture store, elevator, harness shop, meat market, millinery store, hotel, blacksmith and wagon shop. There are also thirty residences and dwelling houses, and several more are under the course of erection.
The town is beautifully situated, easy of access to good water, and has a surrounding country that is second to none in the state for agricultural purposes. Extensive building is going on here this spring and bids fair to increase with the advance of the season. An addition for residences have been laid out on the east by Mr. J. T. Campbell, who has already sold some lots therein. Any one who may wish to invest money to advantage cannot do better than to visit this thriving town and satisfy themselves as to the above.