Two Most Iconic Nevada Checks

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Two Most Iconic Nevada Checks
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These two John S Cook bank checks are two of the most sought after checks from Nevada. The Red Top mine has a Red Top and the Jumbo mine has a green elephant. The Red Top Mine is check 133 for $25 for dividend #1 on 500 shares. Issued to John S Palmer. The Jumbo Mine is check 40 for February payroll to Frank Crosby for $51.75. Signed by CD and brother HL Taylor. CD was the president of the very successful and profitable Jumbo Mine; HL was the vice president.

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# 60216