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The Bank of California Against the Sutro Tunnel (112060)

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The Bank of California Against the Sutro Tunnel  (112060)
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Published booklet, 6 x 9 inches, 100 pages, 1874. "The Bank of California Against The Sutro Tunnel. Argument and statement of facts, showing why the House of Representatives, Should Be Concurred in by the Senate." A quote on the cover sums up the issue: "Sir, this Bank has waved its hand over the Comstock Lode, and ordered Sutro away. That is the whole of this transaction, as it seems to me." -Hon. Austin Blair, in the House of Representatives. Sutro proposed the tunnel in 1860, and despite opposition from various mining interests including the William Ralston's Bank of California, was completed in 1878.

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Country (if not USA):
State: Nevada
City/County: Comstock, Virginia City
Date: 1874