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Three Historic Ephemera Pieces: Corner cover advertising with Letterhead and US Mint Assay Receipt

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:75.00 USD Estimated At:150.00 - 250.00 USD
Three Historic Ephemera Pieces: Corner cover advertising with Letterhead and US Mint Assay Receipt
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The letterhead and corner cover are for Kruse and Euler. They were grocers. The mint assay receipt for gold and amalgam is also to them. It is from the San Francisco Mint for $716.50. The letter clearly marks this as Shasta County gold. The question begs, what is the San Francisco Mint sending a check to grocers for gold in Shasta County? Well, Edward Kruse is the answer. Besides being in a 40 year grocery partnership with Euler (c1853 to 1893), he as also the vice-president of the German Savings and Loan Society. It is certainly this connection that must be why he is handling a check for gold. Kruse arrived in California in September of 1849 - a true 49er. He was president of the Society of California Pioneers in 1889-90. He was founder of the German Benevolent Society and a director of the German Hospital. [1896 obituary] Litsch owned the Evening Star Mine in c1900 which consisted of 60 acres patented in Sec 4 T 32 N R 5 W 2 miles southeast of Copley in the Flat Creek mining district. Three parallel veins strike N 50 W dip 50 S greenstone footwall and granitic porphyry hanging Pay shoot 230 feet long and 14 inches wide, free milling. Development work consists of a tunnel 1100 feet long and 1000 feet of drifts. Three men were employed in 1915. [Mining and Mineral Resources of Shasta County by Chester Brown] (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: 1877 Location: San Francisco, California HWAC# 57087