Stockton & Calaveras Gravel Road Co. Stock Certificate (103448)

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Stockton & Calaveras Gravel Road Co. Stock Certificate  (103448)
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Possibly unique. Inc. August 1867. No. 17, issued for two shares to Major General Patrick Edward Connor on May 12th, 1870 in Stockton. Signed by president H.S. Sargent and secretary John Inglis. Not cancelled. Black border and print on thin paper, vignette of horse-drawn wagon. Stockton Independent Print. 25 cent adhesive IR stamp at left. 5.25 x 9.75" Folds with archival repairs, foxing. This road was transferred to the county in 1878 at which time the toll gate that once stood at the entrance to the city was abandoned. P.E. Connor was a Major General, enlisted in 1839 and participating in the Seminole War. He was discharged in 1844. He enlisted in the Texas Volunteers in 1846 under General Zachary Taylor's command during the Mexican War and fought at the battles of Resaca de la Palma and Palo Alto. He became a 1st Lt. in the Texas Foot Riflemen and was promoted to captain in 1847. He fought in the battle of Buena Vista, where he was wounded and discharged in Monterrey, Mexico in 1847. He then headed to California during the Gold Rush. Connor served in the California Rangers and sought the bandit Joaquin Murrieta and his gang, who allegedly killed Murrieta and 11 of his men. In Stockton, Connor operated a ranch and gravel pit, as well as serving as postmaster. Comes with background information on the company and Connor.

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Stockton
Date: 1870