American River Water & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107322)

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American River Water & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107322)
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Rare Mormon Island, 1850s dateline. Not issued, but signed by the company president (AP Carlin?), the treasurer, CP Nichols, and secretary WA Eliason. Sacto. Coy. California printed above allegorical vignette. Black border and print. Lith. Britton & Rey. 4.75 x 9.25" Folds, light wear. The American River Water and Mining Company was formed in 1854 to build a ditch to divert water from the North Fork of the American River. The North Fork Ditch was dug from 1854-1856, and provided water for drinking, irrigation and mining operations to areas that are near Folsom. Mormon Island is now buried under Folsom Lake. ["History of Placer and Nevada Counties California by Lardner & Brock] Ken Prag Collection

Date: c1850s
State/Country: California
City/County: Mormon Island