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Lake Tahoe Railroad & Steamer Pass Signed by DL Bliss (113639)

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Lake Tahoe Railroad & Steamer Pass Signed by DL Bliss  (113639)
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Extra rare autograph pass signed by DL Bliss as president. No. 499, issued to MF Van Horn of Penn. Lines for the year 1907. Reverse signed by Van Horn. This pass is significant as DL Bliss died later that year, leaving his sons to run his Tahoe tourism empire that included this railroad (from Truckee to Tahoe City), a fleet of passenger steamers, and the Tahoe Tavern. This pass was good on both the railroad and the steamers. Bliss made his fortune primarily as a key figure in the Tahoe lumber business that supplied the mining operations in Virginia City, Nevada. He also had mining investments. When the Comstock Lode waned, Bliss realized the potential to make Tahoe a tourist destination.

Date: 1907
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Lake Tahoe
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