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Blue Light Mining Company Stock (86172)

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Blue Light Mining Company Stock   (86172)
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# 203 for 5 shares to Thomas J Hanagan. Signed by JD Dunlap (discoverer of the mine) and WIlliam T Lambie(?) as president. Dateline Los Angeles September 25, 1878. Incorporated Sept. 5, 1878. Not cancelled. No vignette. No location, but see below to provide authenticity. Mirror Print. One slightly rounded corner is all that mars this wonderful specimen. Elsie McClelland ["Silverado Canyon Sketches--1853-1953,"] credited U.S. Marshal J. D. Dunlap with stumbling upon an old Mexican silver mine here in 1874 while chasing a murderer in the Santa Ana Mountains. McClelland said Dunlap filed a claim to that old Mexican mine. It was at first called the Dunlap Mine, then renamed the Blue Light Mine. Whatever its origin, the Blue Light Mine endured. It became the largest silver producer of the boom town of Silverado. Mining at the Blue Light continued, off and on, until the late 1950s, with zinc being the principal mineral taken out during the 1940s. Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1878
State/Country: California
City/County: Silverado