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El Dorado Gold and SIlver Mining Company Stock

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El Dorado Gold and SIlver Mining Company Stock
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Early number 9 for 20 shares to Frank Cooper. Signed by J Warren Clark and RH Ford. Dateline San Francisco 1863. Incorporated July 1863. Location El Dorado Loade, SIlver Mountain. 25c Protest Revenue Stamp. Allegorical cornucopia vignette. Towne & Bacon printer. Uncancelled. No edge, corner, pin hole or discoloration issues. The El Dorado was one of the most active claims near Silver Mountain, circa August, 1863 (Jackson, p. 50). The El Dorado was a lode at Silver Mountain; the Consolidated Tunnel was designed to cut multiple ledges (Wisconsin; New York; Napa; El Dorado; Sierra Nevada; and Coast Range). The tunnel was to commence "in the rear and above Fisk's hotel" (1865 Jan 14 MG). Frank Cooper was one of the original Commissioners charged with designating the election precincts in newly-formed Alpine Co. (1864 "Alpine County Bill"). J. Warren Clark was also secretary of the El Dorado Gold & Silver, Silver Prize G&S, Mammoth G&S, Tip Top G&S, Napa G&S, George Washington G&S, Sierra Nevada G&S, etc. Reverend RH Ford is something of a Silver Mountain icon. Reverend Ford was an early settler from New Hampshire. The Ford Hotel (aka Silver Mountain Hotel or Alpine House) was a landmark. This hotel was also a restaurant boarding house, stage stop and post office. Ford was a Justice of the Peace, and superintendent of schools. Ford had no problem dabbling in mining stocks. When his hotel burned down in 1882 he finally left. [Thank you to Karen Dustman, local historian and author of the book "Silver Mountain City" (Clairitage Press) for background information on the mine and signatures.] Prag Collection State: California City: Silver Mountain Date: 1863 HWAC# 80301