SOUTH PARK & LEADVILLE SHORTLINE RAILROAD COMPANY, #1 railroad stock certificate, Park County, Colorado, 1885
SOUTH PARK & LEADVILLE SHORTLINE RAILROAD
COMPANY, #1 railroad stock certificate, Park County,
THE SOUTH PARK AND LEADVILLE SHORTLINE
RAILROAD COMPANY, COLORADO, railroad stock
certificate #1, for entire
capitalization of the Company
10,000 shares. Issued to Samuel N. Wood, cashier & major
stockholder & director of The First National Bank of Denver;
therefore, a business associate of David H. Moffat. Certificate issued
November 3, 1885, Cancelled. Signed by David H. Moffat as
president. Signed by George A. Corbin as secretary and signed by
Samuel N. Wood on back of certificate.
Page 271, DENVER, SOUTH PARK & PACIFIC by M. C. Poor:
” … The railroad of this company shall be constructed from a point in or near the town of London Junction, Park County, Colorado, beginning at the switch where the track of the present line of The London South Park & Leadville Railroad leaves the line of The Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad Company and running thence up the course of Mosquito Creek to a point known as the upper terminus of the track of the present line of The London South Park & Leadville Railroad near the head of Mosquito Gulch in said Park County, and thence through the north ridge of said Mosquito Gulch to the nearest available point (governed by grades not to exceed 240 feet to the mile) to the present Highline track of the said Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad Company in Bird’s Eye Gulch in Lake County, Colorado, and thence down the valley of the Arkansas to the City of Leadville in said Lake County, Colorado …. “
Certificate dimensions: 8-7/8 inches by 5 inches
Perhaps the only issued stock certificate on this short-lived railroad.
The Union Pacific Railroad acquired The South Park and Leadville
Shortline Railroad a short time after this certificate was issued. This
railroad did actually operate for a few years.
A superb historical document signifying the business
interrelationships between the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad,
Mines, and banks such as the First National of Denver.