Enterprise Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock -- Meadow Lake [155350]

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Enterprise Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock -- Meadow Lake [155350]
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Inc. in California. Location printed on the top of the certificate: Meadow Lake District, California. No. 154, issued for 160 shares to Charles W. Young on Dec. 7th, 1866 in San Francisco. Signed by president A. DeLand and secretary Debell. Not cancelled. Vignette of miners and mine cart with company name printed on it. Lith by Britton & Rey. 25 cent adhesive revenue stamp at lower right, tied cancel. Horizontal and vertical folds. Very fine. 5.25 x 9.75" The Meadow Lake District was located in Nevada County, California. This is a small lode-gold district southwest of Meadow Lake and about seven miles northeast of Cisco. Gold was discovered here in 1863, and there was a "rush" to the area that lasted from 1865 to 1870. A few towns sprung-up including Meadow Lake, Excelsior, Summit City, and Atlanta. Meadow Lake's heyday occurred during the period of 1865 to 1868. In 1866, Meadow Lake was founded as the county's ninth township. Orion Clemens, older brother of the author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), resided in Meadow Lake for a time in 1866 after leaving the state of Nevada. He lost everything and retreated broke.

Date: 1866
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Meadow Lake, Nevada County