Empire Gold & Silver Mining Bond, 1864 [170961]

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Empire Gold & Silver Mining Bond, 1864 [170961]
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1864 Empire Gold & Silver Mining bond, 7%, #386, $1000. Signed by Henry Gates secretary. Alonzo Child president. David B Turner trustee. "Rumors were swirling in the summer of 1864 that New Yorkers with a half million dollars to invest in mining were on their way to Bodie. The New Yorkers ended up establishing the Empire Mining Company. For another decade, mining was sporadic and small in scale in Bodie. Reported mismanagement closed the Empire Mill and Mining Company, and it was sold in bankruptcy in 1868." from westernmininghistory.com. In 24x20" frame. Bodie California