Colorado Oil Company Stock Certificate (104473)

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Colorado Oil Company Stock Certificate   (104473)
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Inc. June 1877. No. 129, issued for 100 shares to Ira Pendleton on April 18th, 1878 in Denver. Signed by president Alex M. Cassiday ad secretary BA Spencer. Not cancelled. Purple border and print, vignette featuring Colorado state seal. No printer listed. 5.5 x 7.5" Light wear. The Colorado Oil Company was first formed in the 1860s and tried to drill for oil outside of Florence, Fremont County, Colorado. Production never reached high levels, but, in 1881, Alex Cassiday (this company's president and an oil promoter) and oil driller Isaac Canfield struck deep oil at the Oil Spring site. This led to the development of the Florence Oil Field. [https://coloradoencyclopedia.org/article/fremont-county] Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1878
State/Country: Colorado
City/County: Fremont County