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Two Lykens Valley Coal Company Stock - 1837!

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Two Lykens Valley Coal Company Stock - 1837!
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Two Lykens Valley Stock Certificates. One cancelled the other not. Lykens was located at Bear Gap between Coal (or Thick) Mountain and Big Lick Mountain. Dauphin County. The tunnel of the Lykens Valley Coal Company, which went approximately 3300 feet into Coal Mountain. This effort was made in order to reach the last vein of coal. At the end of the tunnel, an air hole was made to the surface. This air hole became somewhat legendary in that miners and school children from Gratz and Lykens Township used it to access the Bear Gap Tunnel and get to the Lykens side of the mountain. [Lykens Valley website] 1) 1837! Number 42 for 50 shares to CR Thomson & Co. Signed by Isaac Prince and president Simon Gratz (as in Gratz borough of which Simon was the founder!). Dateline 1837. Blacksmith shop vignette. 2) Same as number one. 1853. # 74 for 12 shares to Amos Phillips. Signed by WIlliam Hankins and president George E Hoffman. Cancelled 1857 written in pen. Prag Collection State: Pennsylvania City: Wiconisco Date: 1837, 1853 HWAC# 81958