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10. Paper Cities

All these ads make patently false claim, particularly when referring to railway lines.

Of all the "Paper Cities" with their outrageously false claims, Moberly was surely the most blatant boom-town swindle in the Southwest Corner. It is the only example that resulterd in a conviction for fraud.


The scheme was so well known at the time that several unrelated news items joked about it...

Optimism ruled the day...