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Jumbo Mining Company of Goldfield Check

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Jumbo Mining Company of Goldfield Check
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Check number 9 for payroll for JW Rutherford for the Jumbo Mining Company of Goldfield. This John S. Cook check has an elephant background vignette. ALthough the 'Red Top' checks are more striking, these are rarer. Signed by CD Taylor. Check number 9 for $132.

Charles D Taylor was an important mining man in Goldfield. AD Myers located the first claim on the Grandpa Ledge or Goldfield. Taylor was second. He located the Jumbo, Florence, Red King and Firelight claims on October 19, 1903. (He would locate other claims later.) But it was the Jumbo and Florence that would make Taylor a millionaire. It started in the Fall of 1903 when a rich pocket of gold was discovered while doing location work on the Jumbo. According to Church & Carpenter the Jumbo yielded $1,371, 165 between 1904 and 1909 and the Florence over $6,000,000. The Florence was located in MIlltown and the Jumbo in Jumbotown. These were two early suburbs of Goldfield. He was later associated with the Red Top Mine which was another $1,000,000 producer. (Bennett Collection) State: Nevada City: Goldfield Date: 1906 HWAC# 60215