Big Stick Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate #107740

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Big Stick Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate  #107740
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Choice, rare! Named for Teddy Roosevelt's, "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick." Number 445 for 200 shares to Frederick E Hoyt Sr. Signed by H Leon Haynes (secretary) and JB Girard (president). Not cancelled. Brown border and seal, black print, and vignette of a big club. Folds, toning. JB Girard is listed in Arizona's "Who's Who." He started as Deputy Mineral Surveyor. Then he was the Assistant Chief Engineer of the Santa Fe and Grand Canyon Railway. He started in mining at the Anita Copper. He held several other mining positions. In 1908, he was in charge of designing and constructing the twenty stamp gold mill and cyanide plant for the Big Stick. His list of accomplishments are far too long to list here. The Big Stick Gold Mining Company was located in the Santa Maria District about 20 miles northwest of Date Creek - the nearest railroad stop. In March of 1909 the "Mining and Engineering World" reported 55 men were employed. Drifts were being run a the 200 foot level at shafts 2 and 4. "The showings in all the openings are excellent!" State: Arizona City: Santa Maria District Date: 1908