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San Juan Consolidated Mining Company Stock (87946)

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San Juan Consolidated Mining Company Stock   (87946)
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# 43 for 100 shares ($10,000) to Charles W Tankersly. Signed by Thomas M Bowen and president Tankersly. Dateline Del Norte 1875. Cancelled on transfer. Small Goddess of Gold vignette. J McKittrick of St. Louis printer. Owned the Little Ida mine near Summitville, 27 miles from Del Norte. In 1870 gold was discovered in the area by John Esmund, a rancher. A rich vein of gold ore was discovered int he Little Ida which assayed at $1500 to $2500 a ton. Four months later the mine had produced $250,000. Thomas Meade Brown was admitted to the bar at 18. He fought in the Civil War and became a Arkansas State Supreme Court Justice. He was governor of Idaho in 1871. He was said to be lucky in poker, which is where he won the ownership of this mine. [Holabird Western Americana, Auction #11] Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1875
State/Country: Colorado
City/County: Rio Grande, Summitville