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Three Tonopah Signature Pieces from Nevada Mining Giants (111005)

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Three Tonopah Signature Pieces from Nevada Mining Giants  (111005)
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Lot includes Tonopah Gold Mountain Mining Company, issued in 1905 and signed by Geo. Wingfield as president. Another cert. from Tonopah Gold Mountain Mining Company, in different format and signed by Key Pittman as vice-president, issued in 1903. Lastly, The Ohio- Tonopah Mining Company, issued in 1905 and signed by J.G. (Jim) Butler as president.

Butler made the discovery that started the Tonopah boom. Key Pittman came to Tonopah in 1902 after working as a miner in the Klondyke from 1897-1901. He was involved in many Nevada mining ventures. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1913 until his death in 1940 representing the State of Nevada. Wingfield was one of the state's most powerful economic and political figures during the period from 1909 to 1932. He rose from faro dealer to the position of richest man in Nevada in less than five years. While living in the central Nevada town of Goldfield, Wingfield and his partner, George Nixon, established the Goldfield Consolidating Mining Company, which ultimately produced more than $50 million worth of ore. Great group of Nevada signature pieces. Wingfield's signature has tiny hole cxls. through it.

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: Nevada
City/County: Tonopah
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