Sterling Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate, Gilpin County, CO 1866

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Sterling Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate, Gilpin County, CO 1866
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Bobtail Lode, Gilpin County. Rare. Possibly the only known example. Incorporated 1864. No. 139, issued for 10 shares to James J. Rhodes of Providence, Rhode Island on Feb. 20th, 1866. Signed by J. Warren Merrill as president and Solomon Parsons as treasurer. Not cancelled. 25 cent IR adhesive stamp attached at left. Folds, some stains. It was very difficult to find information about this mine! Not in Filer. From a Report Supreme Court Cases in Colorado, we found a lawsuit filed in Gilpin County against this company which provided more details. Mrs. Crandall, widow, is suing the company because she believes the property was rightfully hers following the death of her husband in 1860, based on the laws of Kansas Territory. Her husband's claim was on the Bobtail Lode in Gilpin County. She is also arguing that that portion of Gilpin County was within the bounds of Kansas Territory in 1860. The court ruled against her. From this clue, we were able to use The Gold Mines of Gilpin Counties, 1876, to confirm that the Sterling Mining Co. owned 66 2/3ft. on the Bobtail Lode in 1864. After 1869, all of the companies on that lode, including the Sterling, consolidated into the Bobtail Company. J. Warren Merrill, an Eastern capitalist, was also treasurer for the Boston & Colorado Smelting Company in 1867. Date: Location: Gilpin County, Colorado HWAC# 60637