Chesapeake Ohio and Southwestern Railroad Company signed by Collis P. Huntington 1880's

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Beautifully engraved unissued certificate from the The Chesapeake Ohio and Southwestern Railroad Company dated 188X. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a train. This item is over 112 years old and signed by the company's president, C. P. Huntington. is a name you can TRUST!
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Collis Huntington Born: October 22, 1821 in Harwinton, Connecticut Died: 1900 in New York Collis Huntington was a merchant, philanthropist, and founding partner of the Central Pacific Rail road Mark Hopkins became partners with Collis Huntington in a hardware business in California during the gold rush Collis Huntington played the principal character acquiring federal grant assistance, loans and land grants for the Central Pacific Rail road's part of the Transcontinental Rail road Collis Huntington also founded the Southern Pacific Rail road Substantial contributions to Tuskeegee and Hampton Institutes were given by Collis Huntington Upon his death Collis Huntington 's entire art collection was left to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City