Kaweah Co-Operative Colony Company Subscription Certificates [154789]

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Kaweah Co-Operative Colony Company Subscription Certificates [154789]
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Lot of 3 certificates of payments towards a $500 one share membership in this company. "Located in the Kaweah Canyon and the Giant Forest of Tulare Co., California" (printed under the title). Dateline Visalia, California. All received from Captain Frances. Signed by the secretary, J. Martin for the company. Black print on pink paper. 4 x 7.5" The Kaweah Colony was a utopian socialist community in central California founded in 1886, with a name meaning "here we rest." This colony based its economy on logging. Membership cost $500 with $100 payable upon application and the remainder in installments of cash or labor. Estimated nationwide membership peaked at 300-500 individuals, many of whom were non-resident supporters. The resident population at its height was around 150. They lived near groves of giant sequoia trees. The colony officially disbanded in 1892.

Date: 1888-1892
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Tulare County