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Defiance Mining Company Stock Certificate

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Defiance Mining Company Stock Certificate
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This stock certificate is considered the important for the Coso Mining District. Number 344 for 100 shares to Brooks & Lee trustees. 1876. SIgned by NG Hughes and GH Willard. Names are faded. Folding at corners. PIn holes. One small rip bottom left corner. Overall, good condition. This is a hard to find GT Brown, African American, lithographer out of San Francisco. He designed this stock in 1875. One assessment stamp - paid. Brooks & Lee were stock brokers in San Francisco according to the Pacific Coast MInes Stock Buyer Manual of 1870. The Defiance was the largest and most important mine at Darwin. At one point in the 1870’s through the early 1900’s the company was so large and having so many employees that separate small employee bunk houses were constructed all over the hillside, below the mine, and in the upper part of Darwin.The mine was probably discovered in the 1860’s, during the activity at Coso and Cerro Gordo about 1863. By 1875 the mine was the largest producing mine in Darwin with major mining and milling works. (Laguna Collection) State: California City: Darwin, Inyo County Date: 1876 HWAC# 59687