Charleston CIty Railway Company - 1866 Civil War Reconstruction Period

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Beautifully engraved certificate from Charleston CIty Railway Company issued in 1866. This historic document has an ornate border around it. This item is hand signed the company's president, John S. Riggs and its secretary, S. Ramsey and is over 134 years old. In 1894, the comapny had 143 miles of track, 7.3 miles of street, 39 cars and 144 horses. In 1867, Blacks in Charleston, South Carolina stage ride-ins on streetcars. On May 1, the Charleston City Railway Company adopted a resolution guaranteeing the right of all persons to ride in streetcars.