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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Some of my fondest memories are on the railroad with my dog who is in my profile picture (long deceased.)

    Here is a nice 1856 Railroad Stock Certificate that was never fully filled out for 200 shares of $50 stock in the Cincinnati, Wilmington & Zanesville Railroad.
    This is the first year the trains actually ran, albeit it was formed in 1851 and saw a name-change in 1869 a couple years (if I recall) after being bought-out.

    The purchaser for this stock would have been the Dayton & Cincinnati Railroad Company, on which I can find nothing before 1870.
    There were 3 similarly named companies, but none with the name that is is filled out.
    I think someone wrote an error and half-way through realised it then cancelled this, or we have an obscure railroad that may have died before it rose.

    On the back are notes. "10 Certificates to Dayton + Cin RR Co" and other hardly legible stuff.

    From the Grand Rapids, Michigan, bottle show yesterday.

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    1. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 6 years ago
      love the art work on these!
    2. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      There were more artistic ones circa 1880s-1940s, but I went for the oldest.
    3. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 6 years ago
      Hmm... I almost went to that bottle show
    4. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      There is another I believe coming up in Kalamazoo. I'd get up to get the sheet, but my sick lizard is laying on me.

      What city were you coming from?

      One of the interesting stories I heard was this:
      Some guys went digging in a backyard. He called the home owners overly-friendly. The owners had even figured out where the backhoe could rumble in-- he was shocked: the owners expected them to bring heavy machinery into their yard?
      Now if that isn't crazy enough-- that they had assumed and welcomed a backhoe-- the owners then had to leave during the dig and told the men that their backdoor was unlocked and there was food in the fridge they could help themselves to.
      The man was just so shocked, still not believing it himself.
      Later I think he was the one that said in this fairly old privy that they dug up an 1800s toilet as their first find. LOL. Fascinating story.

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