Dutch Flat Banking & Express Ephemera [155341]

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Dutch Flat Banking & Express Ephemera [155341]
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Lot of 2. 1) W&P Nicholls, Bankers, check. Dutch Flat, Sept, 13 1864. Drawn on the Bank of California in SF, Charles Adler, $93. Signed W&P Nicholls. Allegorical vignette. Britton & Rey. 2) Pacific Union Express Company receipt, 1869. Dateline Dutch Flat. Received of W&P Nicholls one gold bar worth $3,350. Sent to the Bank of California in SF. Signed by JH Boke, agent. Red print. 5.25 x 8" Dutch Flat, located in Placer County, was founded by two German brothers, Joseph and Charles Dornbach who settled there in 1851. Small scale placer mining took place until hydraulic operations took over in the 1870s. William & Phillip Nicholls came from England in 1852 and tried their hand at mining near Placerville. They then formed a business to transport gold dust for miners from the gold fields to the mint in SF. In 1860, they came to Dutch Flat and opened a bank.

Date: 1864-69
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Dutch Flat