Beautifully engraved certificate from the National Park Electric Power Company
issued in 1904. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman holding an electric light bulb in front of a power generator. This item is hand signed by the Company's President, A.C.Kuhn and Secretary and is over 109 years old. The certificate was issued to George W. Wakefield. This is the first time we have had this for sale and believe it to be quite scarce.
Below is a copy of a telegram from the National Park Electric Power Co to Chairman Committee on Public Lands of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.:
Oakland, Cal., December 14, 1908.
Hon. Frank W. Mondell,
Chairman Committee on Public Lands of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.:
National Park Electric Power Company protests against granting to city of San Francisco any preferential or other rights which conflict with its rights to use the waters flowing in the Tuolumne River, California. Said company has expended about $40,000 in perfecting its said rights and will in no wise interfere with said city's proposed use of said waters for municipal uses. Only conflict possible would be use by said city in generating power by said city for sale outside of said city, and that would be beyond its charter powers. Any bill granting said city rights should contain clause subjecting such rights to pending applications or accrued rights on said river.
President National Park Electric Power Co