Borax Smith Signed California Railway Stock [174733]

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Autographs Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 800.00 USD
Borax Smith Signed California Railway Stock [174733]
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A new discovery from the Prag Collection. Issued 1895 California Railway stock, issued to F M Smith. This is "Borax Smith" and signed clearly on verso. "Francis Marion Smith (February 2, 1846 – August 27, 1931) (once known nationally and internationally as "Borax Smith" and "The Borax King" was an American miner, business magnate and civic builder in the Mojave Desert, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Oakland, California. Frank Smith created the Key System, an interurban private transit system, which operated in Oakland and the East Bay with a terminus in the San Francisco Transbay Terminal." California Ken Prag Collection