Beautiful Scarce uncancelled $1,000 Bond Certificate from the Calaveras Water and Mining Company
issued in 1881. This historic document was printed by Franklin Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company name. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, Marshall, Secretary, R.K. Southwick, and Trustee, W.W. Niles. This item is over 135 years old. 57 coupons attached on right side. Embossed corporate seal.
The property was located 3.5 miles north of Milton and included the Whiskey Hill gravel mine and a series of water ditches 21 miles in length. The ditches cost $30,000 to construct and were supported by a series of reservoirs. (Burchard, 1881, p. 24.). Calaveras County is best known for Mark Twain's story about the famous jumping frog contest.