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Fifty-One Union Mining Company Stock, Virginia, Placer County (79704)

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Fifty-One Union Mining Company Stock, Virginia, Placer County   (79704)
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# 121 for 25 shares to George D Aldrick. datelined Virginia, California 1863. Signed by secretary William H Hunt and president Geo. Glass. Incorporated March 13, 1863. Printer HS Crocker. 25c US Certificate Revenue Stamp. Uncancelled. No edge, corner, discoloration or pin hole issues. Vignette, showing a miner with a pick axe, in front of a mine entrance. And another of a woman at left. A red brown 25 cent “Protest” Internal Revenue stamp is affixed. Printed by H.S. Crocker & Co., Sacramento. Virginia (or Virginia town) was founded in June 1851. The want of water during the dry season retarded the work of miners for two or three years subsequent, which was finally remedied by the introduction of water by the same canal which conveyed water into the Gold Hill district. In 1853, a company of miners built a railroad track from Virginia Hill to the Auburn 'ravine, for the transportation of ore. This road was certainly the pioneer railroad of Placer, if not the first laid down in the State for any purpose. The work was finally abandoned by the company, and its labor was redirected towards the introduction of water, through canals, direct to the tops of the various hills lying in and composing the Virginia district. [Ref: Bancroft] Prag Collection

Date: 1863
State/Country: California
City/County: Virginia, Placer County