Beautiful mining stock certificate for 100 shares from the Black Wonder & West End Gold Mining Co.
issued in 1895. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a mill on a mountain side and mining map. This item has the hand signatures of the Company’s President, H. A. Stearns, J. H. Allen, and Secretary. EF+.
Incorporated under laws of Colorado in 1895;Business office was located at 244 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
Black Wonder and' West End Gold Mining Co. (Capital, $2,000,000); Homer Harrington. Supt.; owners Black Wonder and West End lodes; development—Black Wonder, 2,000 feet; West End, 250 feet; mine connected with $75,000 mill by tramway; steam; thirty stamps.
Hinsdale County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 843, making it the third-least populous county in Colorado. With a population density of only 0.75 inhabitants per square mile (0.29/km2), it is also the least-densely populated county in Colorado. The county seat and only incorporated municipality in the county is Lake City. The county is named for George A. Hinsdale, a prominent pioneer and former Lieut. Governor of Colorado.
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Sherman, like so many, is now a ghost town since mining ceased in the 1920's. GVF.