Orphan Bell Mining and Milling Co. -Colorado. Teller. Cripple Creek. - 1893

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Orphan Bell Mining and Milling Co. issued in 1897. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of men working in mines, and a cherub holding a bell on the seal. This item is hand signed by the Company's President, T.S. Hunter and Secretary, D.H. Imler and is over 108 years old.
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Founder and first president A.D. Jones was a drug store clerk. He and his boss J.K. Miller staked a claim on Bull Hill. Jones, not being a miner, just threw his hat in the air and started digging where it came down. He hit a vein assaying $600- worth of gold to the ton, and became a millionaire by the time he was 39. [Ref: Hills, 1900, pg. 368/ Sprague, 1953, various pages]