Every railroad company which owns or claims real estate in this state, granted by
the government of the United States or this state to aid in the construction of its
railroad, where it has not already done so, shall place on file and cause to be recorded,
in each county wherein the real estate granted is situated, evidence of its title
or claim of title, whether the same consists of patents from the United States, certificates
from the secretary of the interior, or governor of this state, or the proper land
office of the United States or this state. Where no patent was issued, reference shall be made in said certificate to the Acts
of Congress, and the Acts of the legislature of this state, granting such lands, giving
the date thereof, and date of their approval under which claim of title is made.
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