Wells, Fargo & Co. Second of Exchange, Iowa Hill, Gold Rush Era [155337]

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Wells, Fargo & Co. Second of Exchange, Iowa Hill, Gold Rush Era [155337]
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Extremely rare Gold Rush location. Dateline Iowa Hill, Cal., Dec. 2nd, 1855. No. 41.302, issued to TB Hotchkiss at the office of the American Express Co., Peoria, for $50. Signed and transferred on the back by Hotchkiss as agent for Iowa Hill. 4.25 x 8.75" Black print on light blue paper. Folds, creases, toning, and two punch holes. Iowa Hill is located in Placer County, California, 6.5 miles northwest of Foresthill, 9 miles east of Colfax and 58 miles northeast of Sacramento. Gold was discovered there in 1851-52 by miners from Iowa. The town was producing about one hundred thousand dollars per week in gold in 1867. There were massive fires there in 1857 and 1920. Beginning in 1853, Charles T. Blake was the Wells Fargo agent for Iowa Hill (and Michigan Bluff and Yankee Jim's). By 1855, Hotchkiss is listed as the representative.

Date: 1855
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Iowa Hill