Rockefeller Signature on Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company [130211]

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Rockefeller Signature on Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company  [130211]
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#784 for 100 shares issued to John D. Rockefeller. Rockefeller signs on the reverse. Steam engine in the yards vignette. Stock in very nice condition. Hole punch cancelled. John D. Rockefeller, most famous for founding the Standard Oil Company, became one of the world’s wealthiest men and a major philanthropist. He had significant interests in banking, shipping, mining, railroads. The Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway was incorporated in May 1870 in Junction City, Kansas. The company received government land grants to build a supply railroad connecting the frontier military bases of Fort Riley, Fort Gibson, and Fort Scott; and eventually Fort Worth, as well as establishing connections with other railroads that served Fort Leavenworth and Fort Smith — but its broader ambitions were to connect Chicago and New Orleans.

Date: 1891
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Provenance: Ken Prag Collection