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George Swan Archive (Placerville Railroad & Toll Road Businessman) (77377)

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George Swan Archive (Placerville Railroad & Toll Road Businessman)  (77377)
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Lot of 10 pieces related to George W. Swan. In our June 2018 auction, we sold a group of Lake Tahoe toll road material that included pieces from Swan. In addition to being president of the Placerville & Sacramento Railroad, Swan operated toll houses outside of Placerville and on the path through Lake Tahoe to the Comstock Lode in Nevada. He was also involved in mining interests around Placerville, and served as a lawyer for the Kingsbury estate. He settled in San Francisco. This group of material includes: 1) Five telegrams sent to Swan and one sent by him. c.1870s. Messages are brief, so the context is difficult to ascertain. Four are sent by someone named Otis in London. 2) Farmers & Mechanics Bank of Savings, San Francisco, 1871, receipt for assessment received from Swan on stock shares in the company. 3) Placerville Tax Collector's receipt, 1868, for $328.36 being taxes on Swan's income, 1 carriage, 1 gold watch, and 60 silver plates. 4) Palmyra Lodge, F. & A.M., receipt 1870, Placerville, for payment by Swan for his dues. 5) 1866 El Dorado County Property Tax receipt for Swan. Paid $339.67 for taxes on: house and lot on E. side of Coloma St., 3 houses & lots on Garder St., money at interest, furniture, 2 buggies, harnesses, horses, 1 cow, 2 gold watches, and 1 male dog.

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Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Placerville
Date: 1870s