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Virginia City & Gold Hill, Nevada Firefighting Ephemera (Comstock)

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Firefighting Memorabilia Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 400.00 USD
Virginia City & Gold Hill, Nevada Firefighting Ephemera (Comstock)
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Lot of 3. 1) Fantastic group of 4 documents glued together that detail the transport of 2 box hose cart from Reno to the Yellow Jacket Engine Co. in Gold Hill, Nevada, 1879. Top document is a V&T shipping bill, dateline Gold Hill, to McMartin for transport of the 2 box hose cart. Beneath this is a note to DA Bender in Reno from D. Thorburn, secretary for the Yellow Jacket Engine Co., that references a note from D.L. Bliss. Beneath this is the note (on Carson & Tahoe letterhead) written for Bliss to McMartin saying Yerington will transport the cart from Reno to Gold Hill free of charge. Signed Bottom document is a Virginia & Truckee Railroad voucher. Why was Tahoe & Comstock lumber baron D.L. Bliss acting as the intermediary between the Gold Hill fire department and the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and negotiating the transport of a fire engine to Gold Hill? Perhaps they had promised to save his lumber yard in case of a fire? 2) Carson & Colorado Railway Company time-roll for November 1898 listing the pay for five fireman for the railroad. 9 x 15.5" Folds with some separation. 3) Pictorial draft/receipt for the Young America Engine Co. No. 2. Dateline Virginia, Nev, 1870s. Unused with stub attached. Vignette of horse-drawn fire wagon. Printed by JD Bethel & Co. Printers, Virginia. 4 x 12.5" Date: 1879-1898 Location: Virginia City, Nevada HWAC# 60378