Beautifully engraved certificate from the World's Fair Company
issued in 1891. This historic document and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of California State Seal. This item has the signatures of the Company’s President, Henry Thomas Hazard and Secretary, J. S. Salkey and is over 122 years old. Minor stain and toning.
Henry Thomas Hazard (July 30, 1844 – August 7, 1921) was the mayor of Los Angeles, California from 1889–1892.
Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Hazard graduated with the class of 1868 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a doctor of law degree.
He served as City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles for several years before being elected Mayor of Los Angeles in 1888. His picture hangs in the second floor corridor of the City Hall.
He married Carrie Geller, but they had no children.
He died in Los Angeles, aged 77. He is buried in the Hazard family plot at Evergreen Cemetery.
Hazard Park - A 25-acre park adjacent to USC's Health Sciences Campus, Hazard Park was named for the man who served as L.A.'s mayor from 1889-92. It is located on the site of a former reservoir for farming irrigation ditches and still has a small stream running through it. Planted with old growth pines and oak, it is a popular spot for picnics and sports, and offers after-school and weekend programs for neighborhood youth.
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 24, 1891.
THE WORLD'S FAIR CO.,
120 S. SPRING STREET.
CAPITAL STOCK, - - - $100,000
Hon. H. T. Hazard President
J.J. Sciiallert Vice President
A. D. Childress Treasurer
J. S. Salkey Secretary
L Kisi.kk Chicago Director
Hon. J. J. Gospkr General Manager
Childs & Walton General Agents for Lob Angeles County
This corporation is organized for the purpose of enabling the people to visit
the World's Fair in 1893 by the gradual accumulation of savings at the rate of
$l.50 per week for 100 weeks. The company will guarantee first-class tickets to and from Chicago at any time during the continuance of the World's Fair, furnish meals en route both ways, Good Hotel Accommodations for six days at Chicago, six admission tickets to the World's Fair grounds, six meal tickets on the grounds, two tickets to any first-class theater, free 'bus to and from depot to hotel at Chicago.
Also guarantee to furnish membership certificate of the Columbian Exposition Information
Bureau, who will have uniformed officers at depots to receive you, conduct
you to your hotel, look after your baggage, and willfurnish you with all necessary
information concerning the World's Fair. All weekly payments are payable at
any of the company's custodians of funds, which remain there for this purpose.
For further particulars, inquire at the office of the company, 129 S. Spring
Spring street, up stairs.
Refer by permission to The Farmers and Merchants Bank, First National
Bank, Citizens' Bank and City Bank, custodians of fends.
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