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Extremely Rare Bodie Water Company Stock Certificate

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Extremely Rare Bodie Water Company Stock Certificate
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We know of only one other! #135 for 50 shares to John Gilson. Signed by TA Read and president TM Luther.Dateline Bodie, Cal., October 30, 1882. Incorporated October 20, 1879. Fountain vignette. No printer listed. Not cancelled. Reverse has two pen notes of dividends paid. Signed by George and John Gillson. Some staining along right vertical fold. Some red pen is seen fromt he reverse. Small rips at center fold edges. On November 8, 1879 the Bodie Standard reported that bis will be taken to build a reservoir and lay pipe into Bodie. Enough money having being subscribed to warrant such an endeavor. Gilson was a Bodie pioneer and proprietor of the Gilson-Barber store. Interestingly, he was one of a group of men who found old William Bodey's bones and had them reburied in 1879 - twenty years after he had perished. Prag Collection State: California City: Bodie Date: 1882 HWAC# 84543