Trophy Mining Company Stock Certificate (104331)

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Trophy Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104331)
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Inc. in New York. No. 149, issued for 500 shares to E.A. Birchard on Mar. 21st, 1881. Signed by the president (Blanchard) and secretary (McKnight), stamp cancelled signatures. Black border and print, vignette of miners working with lamps. Printed by ABN. 6.75 x 11.5" Folds, pinholes. According to E&MJ Vol. 34 (1882), the company worked the Trophy and Seventy-Nine Lodes in the Leadville District. However, the company is described in the 1883 Colorado Mining Directory as operating the same lodes in Summit County on Sheep Mountain. They own 9 claims: the Trophy, Seventy-nine and Yellow Jacket, situated on the south slope of Sheep Mountain; and the Neusitz, Lone Dane, St. Elmo, Little Bertie, Little Aldenburg, and Arctic Light on the SE slope, near Robinson in the Ten-mile District. Claims located in 1870. Developments include 20 shafts from 20-200 ft. deep plus several drifts [C&L, 1883, pg. 875] Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1881
State/Country: Colorado
City/County: Summit County