Wells, Fargo & Co. Second of Exchange, Ophir, Gold Rush Era [155366]

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Wells, Fargo & Co. Second of Exchange, Ophir, Gold Rush Era [155366]
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Very rare location. Second of Exchange. Dateline Ophir, Cal., May 27th, 1854. No. 9416, issued to Palmer & Baldwin for $100. Signed Wells Fargo & Co. Reverse is endorsed to Henry Zueal(?). 4.5 x 8.75" Folds, creases, toning, and some stains. Charles Palmer & Roger Sherman Baldwin were the Ophir WF agents. Ophir, located in Placer County, California, was founded in 1849 under the name The Spanish Corral. It was renamed Ophir as a reference to the wealth of King Solomon. In 1852, it was the most populous town in the county. In 1853, a devastating fire destroyed the town. Lot comes with copy of early illustration of the town.

Date: 1854
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Ophir