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Chollar Potosi Mining Co. Revenue Check, Virginia City, Nevada, 1875

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Chollar Potosi Mining Co. Revenue Check, Virginia City, Nevada, 1875
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Very scarce, especially in this clean of condition. Agency of the Bank of California - Datelined Virginia, NV July 2, 1875. RN-D1 printed revenue stamp. Signed by Isaac Requa, Superintendent who had come to California in 1850. By the summer of 1856, Isaac flumed the American middle fork at Big Bar with great success. In the early part of 1861, he traveled to Virginia City, Nevada, where over the next eighteen years, he was the superintendent of the Chollar-Potosi mines. During that time, two years of which he was also the superintendent of the Gould & Curry mine plus ten years the manager of the Union Mill and Mining Company. The later was the collection of mills owned by William Sharon and the bank of California also known as the “Bank Ring”. Cut cancel and folds. The Chollar & Potosi were located in southeast Virginia City adjacent to the Hale & Norcross. The two fought in court when the Chollar claimed the Potosi had staked land on their claim. The lawsuit ended in a merging of the two companies in 1865. They later split apart again in the late 1870s. Date: Location: Virginia City, Nevada HWAC# 57621