Bullion and Exchange Bank Certificate issued to J.B. Overton (52670)

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Bullion and Exchange Bank Certificate issued to J.B. Overton   (52670)
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Issued to J. B.Overton 1899 # 57 for 9 shares, "one of the well-and favorably known citizens of Virginia City, who has been identified with the interests of this place for the past thirty-one years. He was born in Alleghany county, New York, April 13, 1824. In 1849 he joined the argonauts bound for California, making the trip around Cape Horn, his voyage being taken on the bark Griffin from New York to San Francisco. He reached the Golden state safely and went immediately to the gold diggings at Weaverville, made plenty of money, and in the free-hearted and free-handed manner of the time, spent it. but had become well enough established by 1853 to start a store at Rich Bar, on the middle fork of the Feather river. He was very successful in this venture, and in 1866 built a sawmill in Onion Valley. By 1868 he was looked upon with so much public esteem that he was elected county clerk of Plumas county, and filled that office for four years, returning then to San Francisco, where he lived three years, doing a brokerage business with a partner. In 1871 he came to Virginia City to take charge of the construction of the Virginia City and Gold Hill water works, and ever since has had charge of this company's affairs.The water works system of this company is what is known as a gravity system, and crosses Washoe valley in three twelve-inch pipes. The water is noted for its purity. The original company contained such capitalists as Mackey, Fair and others, and the plant has never changed hands, a rather remarkable circumstance." from http://genealogytrails.com. Signed by Richard Kirman, future governor of Nevada.

State/Country: Nevada
City/County: Reno