Title: THE ANACONDA EXTENSION GOLD MINING COMPANY, ...
Publisher: None listed, Not listed
Publication Date: 1892
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: 1st Edition
Original mining stock certificate: #139; issued August 18, 1892 to C. S. Sauerland, and signed by H. A. W. Tabor, as president of The Anaconda Extension Gold MIning Company of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Certificate is cancelled; both pen and cut. H. A. W. Tabor was best known as being the "Silver King" of Leadville, Lake County, Colorado. This was in the early 1880s. Tabor was so well-known at this time that he ran for governor of the State of Colorado, although he was not elected. Tabor used his silver fortune to building an Opera House in Leadville, a major downtown building in Denver, and other buildings. He also re-invested a good portion of his wealth in other mining ventures, many of which failed. After wealth began pouring into his coffers, Tabor divorced his first wife, Augusta, and married "Baby Doe" McCourt -- later to be known as Baby Doe Tabor. Baby Doe remained with Horace even when his fortunes started to subside. Tabor died poor in 1899. Although The Anaconda Gold Mining Company stock certificate was not issued on a Leadville property, the fact that Tabor invested in gold was a sign that he knew he had find other, more profitable mining ventures, especially after 1893 (Congressional Act to Demonetization of Silver). Cut-cancels are conserved on back of certificate. Only lightly pen-cancelled. Bookseller Inventory # 000063
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