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Cerro-Colorado Mill & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107781)

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Cerro-Colorado Mill & Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (107781)
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Cerro-Colorado Mining District. Arizona Territory. (printed on either side of the vignette). Inc. Sept. 1876. No. 105, issued for 10 shares to F.M. McEntee, company president, on Nov. 4th, 1876 in San Francisco. Signed by McEntee as president, and A. Derre, secretary. Vignette, top center, of Heintzelman Mine (Cerro Colorado), and Liberty at left. Pinholes, horizontal fold, light wear. 5 x 9" During the Civil War, soldiers that were protecting the area against Apache Indians were removed from Arizona leaving the area unprotected. After the troops left, the mining camps were under constant attack from the Apaches. Soon after, Mexican miners stole whatever they could, including $70,000 worth of silver bullion, and as the story is told, buried all the bounty in the nearby hills. Mexican outlaws hearing the tales headed toward Cerro-Colorado and completely destroyed the town and mining camps, killing most of the workers, looking for buried treasure. To this day, the treasure has not been located, and the name given to this entire story is the "Treasure of the Cursed Cerro Colorad." (Holabird Western Americana). By 1883 there were fewer than 100 people left at Arivaca, according to McKenneyÍs 1883-84 Directory, with a hotel, 2 saloons and a brewery, one grocery store, a general merchandise store, blacksmith and butcher.

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Country (if not USA):
State: Arizona
City/County: Pima County
Date: 1876