Three Rio Grande Southern Railroad Co. Stocks Signed by Otto Mears (107880)

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Three Rio Grande Southern Railroad Co. Stocks Signed by Otto Mears  (107880)
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Lot of 3, all signed by president Otto Mears. Punch cancelled signatures; one is barely affected, the other two are heavily punched. One issued to Mary Mears (his wife); one is unissued. Red orange border, black print, and nice vignette of locomotive. Printed by Homer Lee Bank Note Co. 7.25 x 10.5" The Rio Grande Southern Railroad (RGS) was a 3 ft narrow gauge railroad which ran from Durango to Ridgway in the western part of the US state of Colorado. Colorado railroad magnate Otto Mears, known as the "Pathfinder of the San Juans," is famous for the silver railroad passes that he made and issued for the various railroad lines he owned in the Rocky Mountains. He founded the Silverton Railroad, Rio Grande Southern Railroad, and Silverton Northern Railroad.

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: Colorado
City/County: Durango
Date: 1893-1895