Beautiful old stock certificate from the High Shoals Mining and Manufacturing Company issued in 1854. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignettes of mining scenes and an allegorical figure with a cornucopia. This item has the hand signatures of the Company's President and Secretary.
The High Shoals Manufacturing company was a corporation authorised by the Legislature of North Carolina, which consisted of a number of gold mines, iron mines, a lime quarry, erections for mining and manufacturing, and seventeen slaves. The real property consisted of some fifteen thousand acres of land. History from Encyberpedia and OldCompany.com (old stock certificate research service)