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Mifflin and Centre County Rail Road Company

$24.00

SKU: 3944
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Mifflin and Centre County Railroad Company dating back to the 1870's. This document was printed by Wm. F. Murphy & Sons and measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 7" (h).

 

The vignette features a train crissong bridge as it leaves a city.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured. PLEASE NOTE toning from age and chipping in upper right corner.

 

Historical Context

In 1865, the Pennsylvania Railroad opened one of its "commutation" railroads in Lewistown, Pennsylvania - a feeder line that it agreed to build to stimulate local growth, in exchange for the Legislature's commutation of a tonnage tax enacted during the canal era (and superfluous after the decline of canals).

This twelve-mile-long branch line was the Mifflin and Centre County Railroad, which extended north to the villages of Burnham, Reedsville and Melroy at the base of the Seven Mountains.