Sierra City Mining Stock Certificate & Fraternal Check (107817)

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Sierra City Mining Stock Certificate & Fraternal Check  (107817)
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Lot of 2. 1) William Tell Consolidated Gold Mining Company. Inc. 1890. Dateline Sierra City, Cal. No. 71, issued for 1000 shares to (illegible) in 1891. Signed by the company president and secretary. Heavy staining and soiling (as we see for many of these stocks). As is; please inspect. 2) 1883 check/receipt for the Harmony Lodge, No. 164, F.&A.M. Dateline Sierra City. Sierra City is located in Sierra County, 12 miles NE of Downieville. A settlement was established in 1850 by Philo A. Haven and Joseph Zumwalt, who were also involved with the settling of Downieville (Sinnott). In the Winter of 1852-53, however, an avalanche of snow destroyed the settlement, which was not rebuilt for several years. Ferdinand, Gustav, and Christian Reis purchased several mining claims near the Sierra Buttes and began to resettle Sierra City, which had a peak population of 3,000 during the decade after gold was discovered in California. Numerous hard-rock gold mines were developed on both sides of the North Yuba River Canyon near Sierra City. These include the Colombo Mine, the Independence Mine, the Keystone Mine, the Monumental Mine, the Great Sierra Buttes Mine, and the William Tell Mine. The Monumental Nugget, weighing over 106 pounds avoirdupois, was recovered in September 1869.

Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Sierra City
Date: 1883 & 1891