Downieville Gold Rush Express & Banking Group [155373]

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Downieville Gold Rush Express & Banking Group [155373]
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Lot of 2 different. 1) Adams & Co. Express and Banking House. Handwritten Downieville dateline above printed San Francisco. Nov. 11th, 1854. First of Exchange no. 11049, issued to Joseph Williams for $50. Signed Adams & Co. Black print on blue paper. Three vignettes including placer mining scene (at top center). Deep folds, stains, old tape repaired separations and staining (more evident on the reverse). 4.5 x 8" 2) Unused exchange for PA Lamping & Co. Banking House. Dateline Downieville, 186-. Allegorical vignette. Britton & Co. 4 x 8.25" Downieville, located in Sierra County, was founded by Major William Downie in 1849. By 1850, Downieville had 15 hotels, 4 bakeries, 4 butcher shops, and numerous saloons. Site of the hanging in 1851 of Josefa Segovia, a young Californio resident, which was the first and only hanging of a woman in the history of California.

Date: 1854
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Downieville