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Oregon Branch Pacific Rail Road Company

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Product Details

 

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Oregon Branch Pacific Rail Road Company dating back to the 1860's. This document was printed by Major & Knapp and measures approximately 10 1/2" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).

 

The vignette features a train exiting a tunnel in a mountain gorge.

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Historical Context

This line would have obtained Oregon's first transcontinental railroad connection with the Central Pacific in Nevada and would have come into the Wilamette Valley by the Middle Fork route used by the Oregon Central Military Road.

 

The line as promoted by B. J. Pengra. Other backers in the venture were Eugene citizens.

 

While preliminary financing was obtained, the line never was completed.