Eclipse Tunnel Company Stock Certificate (104378)

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Eclipse Tunnel Company Stock Certificate   (104378)
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Territorial Nevada stock issued in San Francisco on May 27th, 1864. Location printed on certificate: Sierra District, Humboldt County, Nevada Territory. Ledges listed on the side: Thomas Jefferson, Granite, Lady Washington, Lady Madison, Lady Franklin, Eclipse, and Eclipse No. 1. Incorporated in 1863. Cert. #186, issued to Brown Irvin for 5 shares. Signed by John M. Henry, president, and by Wetzlan or Wetzlar as secretary. Vignette of ore cart being pushed out of the mouth of a tunnel. Black border on light pink safety printed paper, with black print. Uncancelled. Printer: Towne & Bacon, S.F. Applied 25ct revenue stamp at left. 5.5 x 10.5.” Very fine. The secretary could possibly be Gustavius Wetzlar. There is an Irvin Brown listed as a real estate and money agent in Langley’s 1864 directory. There are several listings for John M. Henry. This one was possibly a street contractor, according to the same reference. The Sierra District was organized in 1863 across the Buena Vista Valley to the east of Star Peak at the north end of the East Humboldt Range, 10 miles northeast of Mill City. Dun Glen (later named Chafey—or Chaffey—for the mine there) was the business center for the district. The district has been a continuous producer and fairly profitable. Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1864
State/Country: Nevada
City/County: Humboldt County