Beautifully engraved certificate from the Board of Trade of Winchester issued in 1900. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a train passing thru a mining town between the mountains. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Secretary and is over 106 years old.
Winchester, founded in 1744, is the oldest Virginia city west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located at the northern entrance of the Shenandoah Valley, the City encompasses 9.3 sq. miles and is the medical, industrial, commercial and agricultural center for the surrounding areas. The City has a population of approximately 23,000 with 6,600 single family homes and over 3,500 multi-family dwellings. Winchester is a community with a rich heritage and a dynamic future. It is the home of General Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, occupied by General Jackson during the winter of 1861-62; George Washington's Office where he spent much of his time in Winchester from 1748 till 1758; and the home of the country singing legend Patsy Cline.